It Comes at Night (2017) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo
Rated: R/Region A/2:40/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Lionsgate
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
It Comes at Night is a horror thriller than leans more towards the thriller side of things. It also might end up leaving you with more questions than answers once things are all said and done but in this case that isn’t an awful thing. This is a dark story about a family staying locked away in their home during some sort of virus outbreak that is killing people. When the story starts we join this family as they are having to do away with the elder member of the family. From there all seems okay at first until another man stumbles across this family and things then spiral from there. The movie never lets you ease up on the tension, as we always feel things are about to go bad until the unavoidable moment when they actually do. Until we reach that point the film is made up of character development and some weird and scary dream sequences that pretty much make-up the horror aspect of the film.
When you look up stuff for It Comes at Night online you will find that many are calling this one of the year’s best and are very quick to downplay the horror side of things. I can see why they’d think as highly of it as it is a very well put together and shot film. I don’t think I’d be as quick to downplay the horror portions of the film, however, as those parts are when the movie seems to be at its best for me. Like most horror films dealing with infection and the likes, you’ll eventually find yourself asking if it was the virus that was so bad or the people’s lack of being able to stop being their own worst enemy that leads to much of the doom and gloom this film sees. Any way you want to cut it, It Comes at Night, is still a very solid watch that will give you a good little ride from start to finish.
– “Human Nature: Creating It Comes at Night” – Featurette
– Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults and Actor Kelvin Harrison jr
Quality of Transfer: 95%