The new trailer for It Comes At Night launches in with intense paranoia, fear, and a prickling soundtrack that creates instant discomfort. I’ve viewed and reviewed the teaser and the new trailer several times, and I cannot tell you how excited I am for this film’s release.
We are finally introduced to the rules of the film; there’s some sort of sickness, it’s seemingly contagious, we never go out at night, and we should beware the red door.
“Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse.”
Production company A24 has a strong list of titles under their belt (including The Witch, Green Room, Moonlight, and The Monster), so we can hopefully expect some great things from this feature.
Director Trey Edward Shults gained critical attention after his first film, Krisha, a comedic drama that was described by one reviewer as “a character study with the pulse of a horror movie”. Since he’s already got a finger on the pulse of the genre, I’m thrilled to see what he can bring to life now that he’s fully focused.
Shults will once again team with cinematographer Drew Daniels. If the trailers for Krisha and It Comes At Night are any indication, this is a match made in heaven. The shots are subtly dynamic and unblinking, like the camera itself is breathing.
It seems that there’s a tight connection between the cinematography and the direction, which should deliver an end product that’s both beautifully shot and scary as hell.
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 hits theaters June 9. Enjoy the new trailer and poster below, and let us know what you think in the comments!