When A24 isn’t putting out Oscar-winning dramas like “Room” and “Moonlight,” the studio has made quite a name for itself as an art-house thriller distributor. A24 released another trailer for “It Comes at Night” this week, giving thriller fans a chance to check-out the upcoming film before it hits theaters later this summer.
“It Comes at Night” was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, and features Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. The studio teased the film stating, “Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse”. This will be Trey Edward Shults’ follow-up film after “Krisha,” which was a comedy-drama starring Krisha Fairchild, Alex Dobrenko, and Robyn Fairchild.
This new psychological horror-thriller centers on a teenaged boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors—external and otherwise—in the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm. Secure within a desolate home with his vigilant, protective and heavily armed parents (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo), 17-year-old Travis navigates fear, grief and paranoia amid scarce resources as a desperate young couple (Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough) seeks refuge in his family home with their young child. Despite the best intentions of both families, panic and mistrust boil over as the horrors of the outside world creep ever closer. But they are nothing compared to the horrors within, where Travis discovers that his father’s commitment to protecting the family may cost him his soul. You can check out the trailer below.
Thriller fans should also keep the film “Blight” on their radar. The sci-fi thriller will also feature Joel Edgerton, along with Noomi Rapace, Will Smith, and Ike Barinholtz. That project is set to release in theaters this December. Riley Keough fans can see her in the upcoming thriller called “Hold the Dark,” from director Jeremy Saulnier. That film is based on the book by William Giraldi ($9 at Amazon), and features Alexander Skarsgård, Keough, and James Badge Dale.
“It Comes at Night” will release in theaters on June 9, 2017.