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Old 06-08-17, 08:24 PM
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

I thought this was pretty good. Very well made. But I don't see general audiences liking this at all as it is not really a traditional horror film.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Yup, there were groans and plenty of people saying "what?" as the credits started to role.

I liked it though. Edgerton's character was a cold motherfucker.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Sounds like the same type of reactions the Witch was getting last year. Is this sort of similar in that way?
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

I've heard it's a slow burn like The Witch with some Walking Dead thrown in.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

I enjoyed The Witch. In terms of scares and a good story (for those that LIKED) that The Witch had, is it in the same boat?
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Originally Posted by TomOpus
I've heard it's a slow burn like The Witch with some Walking Dead thrown in.
That is a good comparison. But better executed than TWD.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Yea, The Witch is an apt comparison, in that it's more of an indie/arthouse horror flick. I'd say this is The Witch mixed with the paranoia of Coherence, if anyone remembers that movie.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Originally Posted by Osiris3657
Edgerton's character was a cold motherfucker.
One reason I really liked it was his performance. Yes, he was a cold motherfucker, but I feel like the performance hinted at him hating who he has become and not wanting to have to be so cold. Little things like just apologizing after yelling at his son or the way he interviews Will. He doesn't like being this way, but it is just the reality of things.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Will definitely see this one.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Comparisons to The Witch have sparked my interest!
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Originally Posted by Supermallet
Comparisons to The Witch have sparked my interest!
Same here.

The Witch was on my top 10 list of 2016 and IMO it's one of the best horror films of the 21st century right along with Let the Right One In, Session 9, Kairo (Pulse), It Follows & The House of the Devil.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Originally Posted by Osiris3657
Yea, The Witch is an apt comparison, in that it's more of an indie/arthouse horror flick. I'd say this is The Witch mixed with the paranoia of Coherence, if anyone remembers that movie.
You had me at Coherence. LOVED that movie.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Loved Coherence as well.

Didn't much care for this. Well-acted and directed, but ultimately just ended and felt like a waste of time.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Saw this on Friday. Thought it was alright.

Cinematography & Score are fantastic, as are the performances from Joel Edgerton & Kelvin Harrison Jr. but the film meanders too often. There are some beautifully tense moments that I wish led up to much more.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

I might catch this on Tuesday. The RT score is encouraging, but word of mouth ("boring" "predictable" "waste of time") and comparisons to The Witch (I did not like The Witch at all) are making me think I should just go see Wonder Woman again and check this out when it's streaming.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Critically acclaimed horror rarely delivers on the "thrills" front for me. I did like It Follows though, despite some things not making a lick of sense to me (the pool sequence).
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

I just got back from seeing this with a bunch of friends. Of the six of us, nobody really liked it all that much. Just as a comparison, three of us had seen The Witch together, and we all loved that.

This may be a bit of a spoiler (so I'll spoilerize it anyway), but the film that this most reminded me of, although in a totally different genre, was

Spoiler:

Testament. It had the same bleakness to it that this had, and it gave the same feeling from about fifteen minutes in that things weren't going to end nicely.

Overall, I appreciate what it tried to do, but it just didn't have enough artistry in its execution to make it anything more than a one-and-done watch for me.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

From Box Office Guru:

The horror film It Comes at Night opened poorly in sixth place with an estimated $6M from 2,533 runs for a weak $2,369 average. The R-rated chiller from A24 earned vastly different reactions from film critics and audiences as reviews were mostly good while the CinemaScore grade was a dreadful D which is poor even by fright film standards. The budget was just under $5M.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

With exception to the anti climatic ending, I thought this was great.

For some reason this film made me think of the original Alien, in the way that so much of it remained a mystery. Also, it made me think how silly it would be for It Comes At Night to have a bunch of prequels explaining the mysterious aspects of this film. Furthermore it really made me realize how little Ridley Scott understands his own film.

But I digress, Riley Keough is fucking hot and a great actress. As is Edgerton (the great actor part at least).
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Just saw this. Little disappointed. Good performances and cinematography. But it creates questions that are not answered. Too many questions.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Just saw this today and the best part of the film was the cinematography. It's a mess and a frustrating one. I love slow burn movies but if folks want to compare this to The Witch then that's fine -- I hated that one, too. The switching of the aspect ratios was also neat.

The trailer was great, but folks should taper their expectations, because it's nothing like the trailer.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Just saw this today and the best part of the film was the cinematography. It's a mess and a frustrating one. I love slow burn movies but if folks want to compare this to The Witch then that's fine -- I hated that one, too. The switching of the aspect ratios was also neat.

The trailer was great, but folks should taper their expectations, because it's nothing like the trailer.
so if i liked The Witch, i should like this? i have this pre-ordered and love Edgerton and trailers looked good, though i have heard the ending is a letdown...
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so if i liked The Witch, i should like this? i have this pre-ordered and love Edgerton and trailers looked good, though i have heard the ending is a letdown...


The themes are totally different, but the same level of dread is spread throughout. Just whatever marketing you've seen -- it's the complete opposite.

You can get it already via Digital HD on VUDU.
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Re: It Comes At Night (2017, D: Shults) S: Edgerton, Abbott, Keough, Ejogo

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
The themes are totally different, but the same level of dread is spread throughout. Just whatever marketing you've seen -- it's the complete opposite.

You can get it already via Digital HD on VUDU.
I know but for roughly $2 more i get the physical with I think 1 or 2 paltry extras and the digital...

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