Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man (Joel Edgerton) has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. Director Trey Edward Shults does a masterful job of slowly building a oppressive sense of dread, the implications of the situation the characters find themselves in becoming more and more oppressive. Not your typical horror film, the central theme is the corrosive nature of fear itself and how living with it leads to a corrosion of the soul. 3 ½ Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated R. 97 minutes. AMC-C, AMC-D, SAV.
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