In writer-director Trey Edward Shults’ new horror film It Comes at Night, Joel Edgerton plays a man named Paul who is desperate to protect his family in the wake of an apocalyptic event.
“The world has gone wrong,” says Edgerton. “It has something to do with a virus that seems to have kept them isolated in the house, and perhaps has swept through the rest of the world, or at least their country, and everybody’s living off the grid. There’s no phone, there’s no electricity. Although the world has gone crazy, we’ve managed to at least set ourselves up, and hunker down, and deal with what’s happening as a family. And then, with a nighttime break-in by another man, [comes] this question of whether to trust him and his word that he has a family, and food, and stuff to offer. We make a family decision to invite him and his family to come and stay with us and that’s really what sets up the movie.”
It Comes at Night costars Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Watch the film’s trailer below and an exclusive — and extended — clip from the movie, above.
It Comes at Night arrives in theaters this Friday.