Joel Edgerton

'It Comes at Night' review: Family fights to survive apocalypse, inner demons

'It Comes at Night' review: Family fights to survive apocalypse, inner demons

The title of writer-director Trey Edward Shults' second feature suggests a full-on horror movie with a conventional predator making life difficult and death likely for the human characters. But anyone who saw Shults' previous film, the remarkable microbudget character study "Krisha," could've guessed it: "It Comes at Night" is a genre exercise in name only.

It's more compelled by internal demons than external ones. While the film's patient, moody progression into personal nightmare territory won't be for everyone, it's a genuinely evocative creation. Shults has now made two good films in a row, which is rare with filmmakers two films into their...

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