We return to matters of isolation and paranoia in the second half of our comparison of John Carpenter’s THE THING with Trey Edward Shults’ new horror-drama IT COMES AT NIGHT. After debating IT COMES AT NIGHT’s difficult ending and almost perverse commitment to ambiguity, we talk over what the two films share — and don’t — in their portrayals of paranoia, the ties that bind, the apocalypse, and, naturally, dogs. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Your Next Picture Show:
• Tasha: John Sayles’ LIMBO and Jack Sholder’s THE HIDDEN
• Keith: Brad Bird’s THE IRON GIANT
• Scott: Alain Guiraudie’s STAYING VERTICAL
Outro music: Brian McOmber, “It Comes At Night”
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