MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 32,277 this week

They Come at Night (1998)

 |  Drama  |  16 September 1998 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 19 users  
Reviews: 1 user

In 1986 LA, an illegal immigrant (Elpidia Carrillo) suffers from past tortures in her native El Salvador. Her husband had been killed and her two children taken from her. She was an ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 330 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: They Come at Night (1998)

They Come at Night (1998) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of They Come at Night.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Crime | Mystery

The story of the disappearance of Francis, a beautiful young bank teller missing since her car was found submerged in a river in 1974. She has become the subject of myth and legend, and the town and townspeople have never been the same.

Directors: Andrew Shapter, Sandra Adair
Stars: Leilani Galvan, Russell Gustave Ochoa, Helena Stoddard
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Groomed by her overly ambitious mother, Anabelle is on the road to winning the Miss Texas Rose tiara when she dies tragically during a pageant. Her death lands her on the embalming table of... See full summary »

Director: Will Geiger
Stars: Max Minghella, Blake Lively, Joe Mantegna
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, thanks to their good planning and minimal violence.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich
SubUrbia (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Jayce Bartok
Comedy

Plot undisclosed. Centers on the lives of baseball players on and off the field.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Zoey Deutch
Waking Life (2001)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
Tumbledown (2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.

Director: Sean Mewshaw
Stars: Joe Manganiello, Dianna Agron, Rebecca Hall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Maria Velasquez
...
Dr. Sarah Schaeffer
...
Matt Schaeffer
Sabrina Wiener ...
Graciela (as Sabrina Weiner)
Romeo Fabian ...
Pablito (as Romeo Romero Fabian)
Jesus Nebot ...
Pedro
...
Red Cross Worker (as Karen Dale Raoul)
...
Antonio
...
Dr. Cordoba
...
Hazel
Alejandra Cruz ...
Andrea
Juan García ...
Coyote (as Juan J. Garcia)
Susan Segal ...
School Nurse
Alina Cenal ...
Waitress
Juan A. Riojas ...
Prison Guard (as Juan Riojas)
Edit

Storyline

In 1986 LA, an illegal immigrant (Elpidia Carrillo) suffers from past tortures in her native El Salvador. Her husband had been killed and her two children taken from her. She was an educated teacher with a philosophy degree, but now is forced to take only the most menial tasks and lives in a roach-infested dwelling. This fragile woman is turned over to a case worker (Barbara Williams), who is recently divorced and is struggling as a single mother to her young son. These two very different women make contact and the therapist decides to help the Latin American find her children. Inquiries leads to the children being in Mexico and with a high enough fee, they can be smuggled into the US. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 1998 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not your typical Salvadoran torture story
29 October 1998 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

At first, I thought, "Okay, I've seen this before. Salvadoran woman comes to Los Angeles but can't shake the memories of torture at the hands of the death squads." But there's a lot more to "They Come at Night." The unlikely friendship that develops between the refugee and her psychologist causes the latter to upset the balance her professional responsibilities and the needs of her family, while pushing against the edges of confidentiality and detachment. But the film finds time for genuine warmth and humor while exposing the atrocities of the US-funded and -trained death squads, all without crossing the line into overt preachiness. You'll have to suspend your assumptions as I did, but "They Come at Night" is well worth it.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss They Come at Night (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?