Based on the initial trailer for the film, I had no idea what It Comes at Night was really going to be about. After this full sneak peek, the concept has become a bit more clear, but if the reaction of those who attended the screening is to be believed, there's still a good deal of ambiguity to Shults' horror flick. It Comes at Night looks like a complex, nerve-shredding blend of psychological terror, post-apocalyptic survivalist drama, and human conflict, which is something that most mainstream horror films wouldn't dare to explore. On the surface, it looks like 10 Cloverfield Lane without the sci-fi, but I have a feeling that Shults is going to give us so much more than that. I love that this film looks both ambitious and contained, a chamber piece that threatens a world of danger around corner. In addition, Joel Edgerton is one of the best actors on the planet, and I can't wait to see what he does with a part that seems to be fascinating and complicated in just about every way. Everything I've seen from It Comes at Night indicates that we're going to see a terrifying masterpiece, and in a year where we've seen plenty of unique genre features, I'm hoping that this one delivers on its potential.
It Comes at Night will open on June 9, during the heart of the summer movie season. I'm hoping for one hell of a breakout hit.