Joel Edgerton

In the End: "It Comes At Night" examines the distinctly human inhumanity of the apocalypse and asks, "Are we cool?"

In the End: "It Comes At Night" examines the distinctly human inhumanity of the apocalypse and asks, "Are we cool?"

"It Comes At Night"—the sophomore release from "Krishna" director Trey Edward Shults and reliable indie production company A24—opens with a scene horrifying in its mundanity: The son-in-law and grandson of an elderly man infected with an unknown contagion euthanize and dispose of their family member. Paul (played by Joel Edgerton) and son Travis (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) wheel "Grampa" out to the woods while Sarah ("Alien: Covenant's" Carmen Ejogo) sits helplessly in her bedroom waiting for her father's mercy death. Words are said, a human body is incinerated unceremoniously in a dirt pit, and then they have dinner in excruciating...

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