That’s the hook of the official trailer for Trey Shults’ It Comes At Night, a post-apocalyptic thriller that has—up until the release of the full trailer—ambiguous dangers. We know that Joel Edgerton’s character is doing right b, y his family by leering at any potential threat that comes their way. But what threat that is, the film barely gives any hint at. We only know that a certain kind of affliction lurks outside their secluded house. The only way in and out of the house is through a door which, unfortunately for them, is seen open at one point.
Via Entertainment Weekly, Shults has revealed some information about the film’s plot:
A man (Edgerton) learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within.
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge.
Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
I know. It still doesn’t land us on anything concrete. Perhaps this photo can answer a few questions:
A major threat, obviously, is the “disease” the characters in the film speak of. What that disease exactly, we don’t know yet. But it’s strong enough to turn eyes black and make people drool even blacker substance (as seen in the above photo). Here’s the first full trailer of
Here’s the first full trailer of It Comes At Night if you care for more answers and even more questions.
The film opens in U.S. theaters June 9. No official word yet, re: a Philippine release, but I sure as hell want one.