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It Comes at Night (15) (AD) + Extended Intro by Steve Rose

Post-Horror Summer Nights

It Comes at Night

Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison Jr. star as the sacred family unit to be protected at all costs, in this post-horror gem by writer/director Trey Edward Shults (Waves).

Our setting is a cabin in the woods. A mysterious and deadly sickness sweeps the country. With resources scarce and fear at an all-time high, the population has turned on one another. So far, so standard horror fare, but this one is really not what it appears to be.

With a deadly sickness running rampant in the outside world, Paul (Edgerton), Sarah (Ejogo) and their son Travis (Harrison Jr.) live a secluded life in their cabin in the woods. There’s little laughter or hope until a mysterious stranger appears (Christopher Abbott), but is he all he seems?

We are thrilled to have an extended introduction to this screening from Steve Rose, who coined the term ‘post-horror’ in his 2017 Guardian piece, How post-horror movies are taking over cinema.

US 2017 dir Trey Edward Shults 97 min

There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.

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