Trey Edward Shults directs Joel Edgerton, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Riley Keough in this post apocalyptic thriller where a survivalist family let strangers into their fortified house.
More a drama in the clothing of a horror flick, this is a convincing and taut journey. Gruff performances and well rationed shock images keep you on your toes but the economic, untrustworthy interactions are where the movie comes alive. Shults twists you around and around and around his finger, breaks your heart and then still looks you right in the eye before he leaves us. Efficient as fuck if not exactly a song and dance man crowd pleaser. We have a new name to keep tabs on. This would make a good double bill with Get Out.