This movie It Comes at Night was our Saturday horror movie (which we haven’t done for a while as we’ve been bingeing Dare Devil). We didn’t have any expectations, we didn’t know anything about it. It is a kind of horror thriller. A disease is infecting everyone and the story is based around two families isolated in the forest and trying to survive. Finding themselves together, it is a tense story of trust, fear and the unknown. There are some jump scares but it is mainly a slow burning, tension rising kind of movie. Out there in the forest is the unknown, who do you trust when resources are depleting and everyone is out for their own survival. I felt that maybe the movie ended with more questions rather than answers but for once I didn’t mind this. Usually that really grinds my gears but I thought it was well done and well told. Much of the time, you are unsure what is a dream and what is real. It was a movie that ended up with us discussing the ending. I thought it refreshingly different that the outside world was a real unknown without the characters on the road (walking dead style) looking for salvation. Instead it focused on their day to day survival. Some of the reviews I read where not great but it was film we all thought was good. The boy said he felt it was realistic and that made it immersive to watch (he didn’t say it was immersive but that’s what he meant).
7/10. Tense and atmospheric.