Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.Written by
Director Trey Edward Shults' simplest explanation of the film's title, which he spoke of at a screening in Chicago, is that the title came to him early on in the writing process before characters and plot were fully developed, and it stuck with him. He has also said it can represent the need to rest but at night, fear and anxiety can take over. See more »
The pickup truck used in the film initially has the branding on the front grille worn away/blacked out. But when Paul later returns to his house with Will's family, the grille badge has mysteriously returned. See more »
Can you hear me? Dad, can you hear me?
[nodding a weary yes]
You don't need to fight it. You can just let it all go. Everything's okay.
[pan reveals that she is speaking with a mask on]
I love you, dad. I do. I'm so sorry. Oh, god...
[gets up to go]
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Let's get one thing straight, the ending is a 10/10. I mean absolutely wall-to-wall crazy. But the ending is only good if you watch the whole slow, subtle burn that is the entire movie. It Comes at Night isn't the greatest horror movie. In fact, it's really just okay. Nothing super special in terms of the plot or special effects. But oh man, stick around for when everyone goes crazy. That was worth the hour and a half.
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