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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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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 Mikey ... Stanley
Chase Joliet ... Man #1
Mick O'Rourke ... Man #2
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

A24 | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viene de noche 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, 9 June 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,985,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,720,203
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Animal Kingdom, A24 See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40:1
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Trivia

When shooting the scene where Paul interrogates Will, the boom operator had to sit in a tree for half the day to record the audio correctly. See more »

Goofs

It is insinuated that the kid is the one who opens the door, but he did not have access to the one set of keys. 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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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Truth or Dare and A Quiet Place (2018) See more »

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There is the inside and there is the outside.
4 July 2017 | by JoshuaDysartSee all my reviews

Inside the mind it is dark. You imagine it is safe. You take refuge there. Outside of the mind is the world. The world is sick, dangerous.

You have a door between the two. You keep it locked. You have a protocol for the door to keep what is out, out. The people you trust, that you let inside, you expect them to keep to the protocol as well.

But at night something comes the door can't defend against. At night the dreams come, because the dreams live inside, with you. Dreams of doubt and fear. It's at night when the door is most necessary... and most likely to be compromised.

"It Comes at Night" shrugs off traditional horror beats and embraces the extended discourse of a nightmare, the inky blacks lit only by a hand-held lantern, the invisible contagions that we can't keep out no matter how hard we try, the way a fire we must light attracts things that might do us harm.

It's "Night of the Living Dead" without zombies. It's "The Thing" without a monster. It's the distrust we have of everything outside, even the outsiders that are inside. It's the long narrow dark hallway to a door that's supposed to be locked, must be locked, but isn't.

And it's one of the very best horror films of the year so far. A year that has already been a landmark one for progressive, humanist, and existential horror.

And yes, it is a horror film, no matter what others may tell you.


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