It Comes at Night was shot in the bucolic countryside close to New York’s hippie epicenter of Woodstock, but this second film from writer-director Trey Edward Shults (Krisha) is extremely light on peace-and-love vibrations. Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. play family members whose plan to survive a civilization-destroying pandemic by isolating themselves in a remote house is threatened by an intruder, portrayed by Christopher Abbott.
“There’s this question of whether to trust him and his word that he has a family, and food, and stuff to offer,” says Edgerton. “For me, the film is about refugees and immigration and otherness. I thought that was really interesting to explore in the horror realm.”
See the new poster for It Comes at Night below and the film’s just-released trailer, above.