A24 Releases First Trailer for It Comes at Night

A24 (the studio responsible for a wide variety of critically acclaimed horror films as well as a slate of current Oscar contenders) has just released the first trailer for Trey Edward Shults’ horror film It Comes at Night.

The trailer exudes a menacing, claustrophobic atmosphere and hints at an unknown presence lurking in the woods.  The haunting artwork of Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel (entitled “The Triumph of Death”) offers our first glimpse of a potential “hell on earth” scenario for the unlucky families trapped in the close quarters of the house and the dark forest.

This will be director/writer Trey Edward Shults sophomore film, after the success of his first feature, Krisha.  Although Krisha is not a horror film, it does deal with dark family secrets, betrayal, and high tension, qualities that seem to be present in the It Comes at Night trailer.  A24’s formula for horror (The Witch, Green Room, The Monster) which consists of hiring capable, young, creative directors with personal vision seems to be continuing here with Shults’ film and that is good news for sophisticated horror fans everywhere.

The small cast also seems promising, featuring Joel Edgerton (Black Mask, The Gift), Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road), Christopher Abbott (A Most Violent Year), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (StartUp), and Carmen Ejogo (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).

Check out the trailer below and stay tuned to Horror News Network for updates on It Comes ar Night.

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Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.


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