Even though the fest might be over, the good folks at the Independent Film Festival Boston stay nice and busy throughout the year to bring you some of the best new and potentially overlooked indie films for your viewing pleasure. And this Thursday (June 1), you have one hell of an opportunity to see this summer’s most exciting horror film a good week before anybody else gets to lay their eyes on it.
Yep, that’s right: Our friends at IFFBoston are bringing director Trey Edward Shults’ crazy new horror movie It Comes At Night to AMC Loews Boston Common as a part of their screening series. Not only is this a chance to see the movie that all your boys are going to be talking about over the cold one’s they’ve cracked before its wider June 9 release, it’s a chance to do so for FREE. Seriously, don’t pass this up.
And if you need any more convincing, just remember it has the A24 Seal of Approval™ as it’s being distributed by the folks who brought you modern horror/experimental classics like The Witch, Under the Skin, and The Blackcoat’s Daughter (holy crap how did we not mention Moonlight tho).
Here’s the A24 synopsis:
“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.”
Now that’s a fucking synopsis!
We’ve heard nothing but good things about this film, and you’re gonna want to see this one. It’s super easy to go to this screening: Just go to the IFFBoston website, print out a pass from their page, and get in line at the AMC Boston Common early, as seating is first-come, first-served. We’ll see you there.