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It Comes at Night (2017)

R | | Horror, Mystery | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

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Cast

Cast overview:
... Paul
... Will
... Sarah
... Kim
... Travis
Griffin Robert Faulkner ... Andrew
... Bud
Mikey ... Stanley
... Man #1
... Man #2
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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 A24

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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9 June 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viene de noche  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,988,370, 9 June 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,985,117, 17 September 2017
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2.40:1
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Trivia

Shults' simplest explanation of the films 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 »

Goofs

On more than one occasion in the film, a lead character uses gasoline as fuel to start a fire, but then carelessly leaves the gas can in dangerously close proximity to the open flames as he lights his matches and starts the fire. In real life it would have been extremely likely that fumes from the gas can would have ignited, being so close to the open flames, and possibly caused serious injury or death to the lead character or others nearby. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah: Can you hear me? Dad, can you hear me?
Bud: [nodding a weary yes]
Sarah: 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]
Sarah: I love you, dad. I do. I'm so sorry. Oh, god...
[gets up to go]
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Mummy/It Comes at Night (2017) See more »

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This is a personal film about horror of ilness
27 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

The movie is a good work, that is very atmospheric. It does not deal with cheap thrills, really it is a reflection of horror of losing members of your own family, of illness, and the director dealt with his own loss of father to cancer by filming this. So, while not really a master piece, and a bit abstract for average horror lovers, it is a pretty solid work of art, worthy of your time if you are into exploring these kind of issues in a serious way. It is abstract enough, you can see how people in the middle ages felt when dealing with the plague, or indeed in the case of any future apocalyptic pandemic. Film about atmosphere, not really about cheap thrills.


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