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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Trey Edward Shults
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel Edgerton ... Paul
Christopher Abbott ... Will
Carmen Ejogo ... Sarah
Riley Keough ... Kim
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Travis
Griffin Robert Faulkner Griffin Robert Faulkner ... Andrew
David Pendleton ... Bud
Mikey ... Stanley
Chase Joliet ... Man #1
Mick O'Rourke ... 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 | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The movie premiered at the 2017 Overlook Film Festival. See more »

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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 »

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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Featured in Human Nature: Creating It Comes at Night (2017) See more »

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This is a personal film about horror of ilness
27 June 2018 | by perica-43151See 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Comes at Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Woodstock, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,988,370, 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$13,985,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,735,344
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Animal Kingdom, A24 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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