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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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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross USA:

$13,985,117, 17 September 2017
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Trivia

Joel Edgerton's character states that he was a teacher before the world started falling apart. Joel Edgerton's character was a teacher in the movie Warrior (2011). 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 »

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[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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There is the inside and there is the outside.
4 July 2017 | by See 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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