Embracing the Fear – An Interview With It Comes at Night’s Carmen Ejogo

"I'm interested in examining how far families will go to preserve themselves."

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Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Shults follows his breakout debut KRISHA with the psychological horror thriller, It Comes At Night –a film that centers on a teenage boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors – both external and internal – 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), fear, panic and mistrust boil over as the horrors of the outside world and the unknown creep ever closer.

The Koaliton had an opportunity to interview Ejogo who shines as Sarah. Ejogo’s acting makes for a particular kind of horror, rooted in the destructive forces of fear, paranoia, and mistrust that course through every family line, and every society. However, Ejogo has the prolific ability to encompass the hardness of a mother bear while overcoming her own fear of threat from outsiders while remaining empathetic towards others.

It Comes at Night will release in theaters on June 9th.

Check out our interview below.

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