conflict between wanting to help others in need and needing to protect one’s family
mysterious, virulent, infectious viral disease
maintaining a strict process of self-quarantine
plagues in the Bible
fear of the unknown
fear of death
the dangerous effects of severe stress and complete isolation in a survival situation
allowing oneself to become consumed and destroyed by fear
human behavior under severe pressure
a father’s duty to protect his family
building a fortress against a dangerous world
being hyperalert to dangers
mistrust of others—finding a proper balance between valid, vigilent concern and total paranoia
mercy killings / mercy killing of a family member
Is it right to protect your family at ALL costs?
the importance of empathy
understanding the sometimes confusing difference between REALITY and hallucinations and dreams
|Featuring:||Joel Edgerton … Paul
Christopher Abbott … Will
Carmen Ejogo … Sarah
Riley Keough … Kim
Kelvin Harrison Jr. … Travis
Griffin Robert Faulkner … Andrew
David Pendleton … Bud
Mikey … Stanley
Chase Joliet … Man #1
Mick O'Rourke … Man #2
|Director:||Trey Edward Shults|
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his breakout debut Krisha with the psychological horror thriller ‘It Comes At Night,’ centering on a teenaged boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors—external and otherwise—in the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm.
Secure within a desolate home with his vigilant, protective and heavily armed parents (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo), 17-year-old Travis navigates fear, grief and paranoia amid scarce resources as a desperate young couple (Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough) seeks refuge in his family home with their young child.
Despite the best intentions of both families, panic and mistrust boil over as the horrors of the outside world creep ever closer. But they are nothing compared to the horrors within, where Travis discovers that his father’s commitment to protecting the family may cost him his soul.”
Violence: Extreme / Vulgarity and Profanity: Very Heavy—f-words (many), s-words (8), “Jesus Christ Almighty,” “Christ,” OMG (2), h*ll, SOB, / Sex/Nudity: Heavy
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.