A24’s highly-anticipated horror film ‘IT COMES AT NIGHT’ (starring Joel Edgerton) gets a release date

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Preston Barta // Editor

It was just last week when A24 unleashed a taste of the mystery that is IT COMES AT NIGHT, the latest jump down the rabbit hole from filmmaker Trey Edward Shults (KRISHA). While the trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the plot of the film – and thankfully so – we do get a sense of what we are in for, which is something twisted and dark. Plus, if you have Joel Edgerton (LOVING, THE GIFT) involved, who’s a great actor and filmmaker himself, you know it’s gotta be good. (Fingers crossed it premieres at South by Southwest in Austin next month.)

A24 is set to release IT COMES AT NIGHT on June 9, 2017. It case you missed the thrilling trailer and the simple-but-awesome poster, you can find it below, along with more information on the film via a press release.


Official Plot: Imagine the end of the world — Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Edgerton) as he is 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.

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Preston Barta

I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.