A father will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep. show more..
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In a world where a mysterious air-born virus is turning people into a zombie state, Paul (Joal Edgerton) and his family are managing to survive by confining themselves in their boarded up house.
It Comes at Night was certainly not the movie I was expecting as it's marketing would have you believe it was a ghost movie or maybe something a bit like "Hush", however it's not like any of those nor is it a zombie movie. To me this came across as a drama mystery with some elements of horror; the only aspect it pulled off in my opinion was the drama. Joel Edgerton played his character well but there really isn't much else going for it mostly because of the let down ending.
Should you watch the film? I would give it a try because it's atmospherically enveloping and you may enjoy the story. The main downsides are that it wont really please any certain set of cult fans as each of the generic elements are lukewarm. The other one is the build up to an ending which never really happens.
A lukewarm drama with some horror elements but nothing to please fans of any particular genre.