Joel Edgerton faces malevolent forces in first teaser for It Comes at Night

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May 2, 2017, 12:33 PM EDT (Updated)

"It's OK. It's OK. It's OK." The studio that gave us The Witch and Green Room (that’d be A24) is back at it again with It Comes at Night.

It Comes at Night hails from Trey Edward Shults (Krisha), who wrote and directed the supernatural film centering on a father (Joel Edgerton) who'll stop at nothing to protect his family from a malevolent force threatening them at their very own doorstep ...

Although it doesn't reveal much of anything (the one thing that makes me believe we're dealing with something demonic are the people with the full-on black eyes we get to see in a few blink-or-you'll-miss-it moments), the creepy teaser channels fear and paranoia aplenty. Nothing is scarier than when you know something evil is about to go bump in the night, but you don't know what it is ... or worse, when it's coming.

Here's the story breakdown (via Bloody Disgusting):

A man learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

It Comes at Night, which also stars Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road), Christopher Abbott (A Most Violent Year), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (The Birth of a Nation) and Carmen Ejogo (Alien: Covenant), opens on Aug. 25.

(via Coming Soon)