Not just for scares: Horror films like 'It Comes at Night' have something to say
It Comes at Night is billed as a horror movie, and it's a pretty creepy one at that ? full of tension and dread and stomach-turning imagery.
But writer-director Trey Edward Shults doesn't just want to scare you in the theater. His hope is that his film will linger with you long after the credits roll.
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His latest film stars Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. as a tight-knit family getting by in the wake of an unexplained apocalypse. They keep to themselves in a remote cabin in the woods, maintaining a strict order to keep themselves safe. (Among the most important rules: never go outside at night.) It's a lonely and monotonous way to live, but hey, at least they're still kicking.