There’s so many things to like in this movie, but it’s also too long, too confusing and really damn messy. It wants to be at twenty different things at once but can’t find any sort of balance between any of it. Roger Deakins’s cinematography is fantastic though, and there’s some genuinely great scenes especially with the younger version of the protagonist.
"Is that it?"
"Nothing ever came at night."
"How did this get an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes?"
That was the audience when this film ended. Everyone was pissed besides me. I was fucking blown away. It Comes At Night terrified me. There was no monster, no ghosts, no zombies, no vampires. And, I think that's what horrified me to the core. With its creeping camera movements to its unnerving intensity, the horror is in the subtlety of the filmmaking…