Jeremy Gardner and Co. (The Battery, Tex Montana Will Survive) have done it again with another incredibly fun, terrifying offering. After Midnight is two movies, bound together by Gardner's very tangible portrayal of a relatively decent (if somewhat self-absorbed) everyman in two difficult predicaments. The tension becomes so thick as the film progresses, I was choking on it.
The takes in this movie go on and on, but the dialogue never feels strained or forced. There is such a natural rapport between Hank and Abby. I remembered myself having that conversation. This film works hard to create it's own mythology. The underlying fears and concerns of marriage and children can be so overwhelming, is there even time for a monster? Let alone an inverted vagina dentata.
Cinematography, coloring, and music (that music), and especially the editing, all contributed to the overall success of this incredible movie. I saw Amazon negative reviews...eh, I don't want to be one of those "you just didn't get it" snobs, but if you didn't appreciate it (you can like it or not, but you can't say it is not well-made), well, I'm not going to be negative...maybe just dismissive.
Gardner, much like his contemporaries Trey Edward Shults and Ari Aster is at vanguard of contemporary American horror. These films exist at a strange crossroads of Roman Polanski, the Mumblecore (mumblegore) movies pioneered by the Duplass brothers and Joe Swanberg, and the Universal monster series. (Jesus, I couldn't sound any more pretentious if I tried.) All of O'Hanna's films to this point have been incredible.
**Update: Discounting as "fake" a review that is different from yours shows a lack of conviction in your own opinions.