As massive scaredy cats it’s not often that we watch a horror film and having seen the trailer we had already decided that this wasn’t going to be one for us. However, with a rotten tomatoes score of 88% we decided to at least give it a go (even if we couldn’t make it all the way through) and we were so glad that we did.
The opening scene leads you to believe that you’re about to watch another ‘end of the world/zombie apocalypse’ movie but it is so much more than that. It’s a beautifully shot, highly tense post apocalyptic (try saying that three times in a row) drama that constantly has you saying to yourself ‘but what would I do in that situation’. The film is based around a family and is set within the confines of their home which by night becomes their prison. Not only do you get a feeling of claustrophobia during these scenes but you also can’t bear to see them go outside so you’re left with that tense knot in your stomach in anticipation of what comes at night? Not only is it beautiful but the acting is top notch and this is a definite ‘must watch’ for horror film lovers or haters.