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It Comes At Night

Director: Trey Edward Shults

Writer: Trey Edward Shults

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Griffin Robert Faulkner

Cert: 15

Running time: 91mins

Year: 2017


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What’s the story: A family, living in a house in the woods after a pandemic kills a large percentage of the population, must decide whether to trust another family seeking refuge with them.

What’s the verdict: Anyone looking to get their horror film produced should watch director Trey Edward Shults’ sophomore chiller chamber piece.

With a modest budget, he has taken the archetypal horror locale – the cabin in the woods – as the setting for a contamination survival horror in the vein of Right At Your Door, Carriers, The Road and Cabin Fever.

Largely confined to one l...

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Midnight Special

Midnight-Special-posterDirector: Jeff Nichols

Writer: Jeff Nichols

Cast: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard

Cert: 12

Running time: 112mins

Year: 2016




What’s the story: Eight-year-old Alton is snatched from the cult who worship him as a messiah by his father Roy. Pursued across Louisiana by cult members and the US government, Alton demonstrates otherworldly abilities.

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What’s the verdict: Proof that a chase movie coupled with genuine emotion and well-drawn characters can steady even the wobbliest premise, Midnight Special is the most enjoyable film that essentially makes no sense you’ll see this year.

Writer/director Jeff Nichols, who handled the possible-supernatural with such confidence in 2011’s Take Shelter, never quite decides exactly what powe...

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