For a while there, A24’s It Comes At Night was very mysterious indeed. That ominous poster featuring a dog staring out into the dark and a couple of creepy images got us all wondering what the hell ‘it’ was, that insisted on a nocturnal arrival. We now know a little more about the film, which hits cinemas on June 9th. Before then, this chunky new set of stills has landed with us.
A couple of months back we got the following synopsis:
A man learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
Even that however, gave little away but luckily, EW were on hand to dish out some clearer details. The outside threat, the site revealed, is “a civilization-destroying pandemic,” as opposed to any singular entity. “When an intruder arrives, pleading for help, they are forced to choose between kindness and potential infection,” the site explained, adding: “And this is one killer sickness.”
Animal Kingdom’s Joel Edgerton stars, alongside Mad Max: Fury Road’s Riley Keough, Girls’ Christopher Abbott, The Purge: Anarchy’s Carmen Ejogo and feature newcomer Griffin Robert Faulkner.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)