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661 Ratings

It Comes at Night

Directed by Trey Edward Shults
United States, 2017
Horror, Mystery


A father will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.

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It Comes at Night Directed by Trey Edward Shults

Awards & Festivals

Fright Meter Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Cinematography



Gotham Awards

2017 | Nominee: Breakthrough Actor

What are people saying?

  • José Neves's rating of the film It Comes at Night

    Digital. Coming at night helps a lot to create environments and suspended sensations, at night all cats are gray and several are the scares, moreover, the night has been on the side who always knew how to love it: Whale, Browning, Tourneur, Fischer, Carpenter, De Palma, Argento. Here the night helps to imagine a film in which the camera were wise, the script dynamic and the end unpredictable.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film It Comes at Night

    Let it never be said that you can't end the world on a tiny budget. Mis-marketed as a horror movie, it suffers a bit from vagueness: a vague post-apocalyptic scenario and a vague "it" yielding a vague allegory—something about paranoia, something about American isolation, maybe something about race—that feels like a short film padded to a feature. I will say this, though: the last act is a fantastic payoff.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film It Comes at Night

    Shults follows "Krisha" with a sophomore film that also evokes feelings of paranoia and claustrophobia, and this time around it's not just one person facing a family meeting but two families on some kind of post-apocalyptic scenario. All the things left unanswered just made it even creepier. Another small-scale but effective work.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film It Comes at Night

    Psychological drama with some terror mis-marketed as a terrifying horror film. Sure the performances were okay, and the photography was quite nice, but the story was a paint-by-numbers. I predicted the ending as soon as the little boy is found sleeping in a room by himself. Nothing about this is fresh or new, but I'm always interested to see another crack at a psychological story during the apocalypse.

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film It Comes at Night

    Wow! This is really wall put together with a steady and gradual ratcheting of dread and paranoia that plays out in an easy to identify with family dynamic. Great performance across the board but the real strength is in it's playing for subtext and all of the things left unsaid.4 stars

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film It Comes at Night

    It's hard, having seen it in a theater full of people stunned unto nonplussed whispers, bullshit-calling mockery, and pissed-off, refund-hungry invective, not to mention, and rue, the bait-and-switch of the film's marketing. Still, had those rubes rolled with it, they'd have found a simple, precise film about family, desire and disease, about borders and others, and it would have scared them, and broken their hearts.

  • Jason's rating of the film It Comes at Night

    As Shults already demonstrated in his debut, he has a fine sense for the nuances of interpersonal harmony / disharmony and the possibilities for estrangement inherent in human spaces. He has a good eye, and an interesting sensibility. That doesn't mean he can make a movie about the pointlessness of struggle and the meaninglessness of human existence particularly rewarding. I felt nothing beyond a kind of glum accord.

  • msmichel's rating of the film It Comes at Night

    Shults moves, from the 'family horror' of "Krisha" , closer to genre horror with this survivalist thriller that is a measure in both tension and confusion. Like his debut film it suffers from the comparison of what the audience expectation is versus the actual result and eventually succumbs to its own limitations. Mind you anything this adverse to convention in the local multiplex is worth trumpeting for.

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