supermosche’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'll go into more detail later, but having just come out of this movie, some quick first impressions.
It is, almost literally, a combination of two, also great horror films and not just stylistically, as a narrative as well. It borrows the best elements of both while being derivative of neither, and ultimately stands out as it's own thing.
Multiple viewings will definitely be rewarded. I was able to pick things up slightly ahead of the movie, but in a way that makes it more satisfying when we get to....what we get to. Walking on eggshells with the specifics.
I've heard it tossed around that this is one of the scariest films ever made, and, yeah, maybe? It's genuinely, properly, scary. If you're one of those people who came out of "It Comes At Night" disappointed, like I did, this is the movie for you. If you came out of A Quiet Place wanting something brainier, this is also the movie for you.
Go see it in theaters or you're doing it wrong, btw.
Now if you excuse me I'm going to go watch something more relaxing.
Like "The Exorcist."