It Comes At Night

Survivalist Horror Flick Surreal Thought-Provoker

A psychological thriller not quite like the others, It Comes At Night is an intriguing film that asks what happens when a family shelters from a mysterious threat far off in the forest. Playing on fears related to strangers, domestic violence, and the apocalypse, this survivalist horror flick is a surreal piece whose monstrosities come in various guises and whose script and editing prompts interesting guesswork — we, like the characters, feel lost in the woods. In a world overrun with wearingly pedestrian walking dead and dull demons that jump all-too-predictably from the dark, it’s refreshing to have a dramatic thought-provoker like this one.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Transgender People Allowed to Serve in Military, Judge Rules

The presidential ban was blocked by four federal courts.

Police Suspend Public Sleeping Laws

The non-enforcement comes in response to a new court ruling.

Dyer Returns as Interim Fire Chief

When Eric Peterson steps down, Mike Dyer will fill in for County Fire.

Santa Barbara Bodybuilder Wins Mr. Olympia Competition

At 43, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden ties for the oldest champ in the contest's history.

Renovated Cabrillo Ball Park Now Open

The park got new exercise equipment, multi-use grass turf areas, and an upgraded softball field.