Writer/director Trey Edward Shults proved a few things with his low-budget debut, Krisha, namely that he can pull off a striking camera move, can write loaded dialogue, and can subtly build tension. All of this bodes well for his sophomore effort, a horror film with the ominous name It Comes at Night.

The trailer gives the impression of a claustrophobic potboiler, and the cuts between a ghost white dog and a blood red door hint at how stylish the film may be. I would expect nothing less from Shults, who managed to turn a turkey into a grand symbol of failure in Krisha.

It Comes At Night Trailer
source: A24

The film is part of a two picture deal between Shults and A24, marking the first time the production and distribution company has signed a multi-film deal with a director. Their early backing helped make It Comes at Night much bigger than its predecessor, with notable names like Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbot, and Carmen Ejogo in front of the camera.

Excitement for Shults’ follow-up built steadily as Krisha released internationally, and this pitch perfect trailer should heighten anticipation. It’s always exciting to see where fresh faces go, and Shults seems to be on a solid path.

It Comes at Night is directed by Trey Edward Shults and stars Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott. It will be released in the U.S. on August 25th, 2017. Further release dates are not currently known.

Do you think It Comes at Night will deliver chills? Let us know in the comments!

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