It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

2017 film by Trey Edward Shults
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It Comes at Night is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. It stars Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Riley Keough. The film focuses on a family hiding in a forest as the Earth is taken over by a highly contagious disease.

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  • David Kaplan
  • Andrea Roa
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Trey Edward Shults
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Brian McOmber
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Drew Daniels
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  • Trey Edward Shults
  • Matthew Hannam
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  • A24
  • Animal Kingdom
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A24
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91 minutes
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United States
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English
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Budget
$2.4–5 million
Box office
$20 million

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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)
  • The movie ends with just the two parents at the kitchen table, looking at each with a sense of heartbreak. This is due to the fact they have just killed Travis.
  • The cast and crew of the film signed a non-disclosure agreement that forbids them ever revealing what "comes" at night. However, fans and critics are in agreement that Travis's dreams are what "comes" at night.
  • There is a picture hanging in the hallway that is a tribute to Lil Wayne's Carter IV.
  • 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).
  • The title of the movie is inspired on the quote of First Thessalonians 5:2, which says "the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night".

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