It’s one of the most exciting horror releases of the year, not to mention one of the most divisive, but if you missed it in theaters, you can rectify that error in judgement very shortly as Trey Edward Shults’ thrilling sophomore feature, It Comes At Night, is set to hit home video.
The survival-horror flick, which stars Joel Edgerton as a man on the edge, trying to protect his family in the midst of an unknown outbreak, was a festival hit but struggled with mainstream audiences who felt they’d been duped into seeing a shocker that was anything but thanks to a too-clever trailer.
Those who gave it a chance, however, had their faith rewarded with a creepy, slow-burn and frighteningly realistic story anchored by Edgerton’s incredibly strong central performance.
It Comes At Night arrives on DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate September 12, 2017. The release features an all-new featurette entitled Human Nature: Creating It Comes At Night that will surely be a must-watch for anyone curious about how Shults captured his characters’ deep-seated fear about the unknown with no visible boogeymen on show.
Any fans worried about the state of the box art, thanks to a previous leak, will find their fears (somewhat) misguided. As you can see below, it’s the standard-issue cover aimed at marketing this kind of movie to as wide an audience as possible. But it capture the flick’s tension and tone, along with Edgerton’s desperation, perfectly.