It Comes at Night

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Trey Edward Shults
Production: A24
  8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Can you hear me?

Dad, can you hear me?

You don't need to fight it.

You can just let it all go.

Everything's okay.

I love you, dad.

I do.

I'm so sorry.

Oh, god...

Come on, son.

Okay now...

Can lay you back for me, bud?

I'm gonna...

I'm just gonna

lay you back, okay?


You wanna say anything?

Bye, grandpa.

I love you.

I'm sorry, bud.

You done?

He has to be involved...

In everything from now on...


If he's not, then

we're doing him a disservice.

I don't care, Paul...

He's 17.

He shouldn't have been there.

He shouldn't have seen that.

I couldn't have done it

all on my own, Sarah.

I should've been there.

I should've been there instead.

Nobody's gonna

blame you for that.

He's gonna be fine.

Everything's gonna be okay.

You don't honestly believe that?

Do you?

Sarah, I'm just trying...

I'm trying to do everything

I can to protect you guys.

It's been a really long day.

Can we get some rest...

Hey, Stanley.

Don't worry.

I'm gonna take care of you.

- Wake up.

- What's going on?

- There's somebody in the house.

- What?

There's somebody in the house!



Take Stanley.

Let's go!

Wait. Stay back.


Paul! Wait!

- Hey, hey!

- Get down!

Hey, hey, hey!

Put the gun down now!

Put the gun down,

or I'll drop you right now!

Okay, okay.

- Down!

- It was an accident.

No one needs to get hurt.

All right, hands in the air!


Lie down.


Roll over.

Roll over!

Are you sick?

No, sir.

Open your eyes!

- Is anybody else with you?

- No.

If I go outside, there's

nobody out there waiting for me?

- All right, close your eyes.

- Please!

Wait! Wait!


Come now.

Come on.

- Take this. It's loaded.

- What's going on?

There's a guy in there,

i need you to watch him.

Come on.

Let's go!

- I want you to keep quiet!

- Quiet.

Did you kill him?

He's just unconscious.

Are you two okay?


I'm gonna need you to get

some rope and some duct tape.

C'mon, Stanley, come on!

- Are you okay?

- I'm fine.

If he comes to...

Just call out.


I'll be right back.

It's me.


It's me! Open up.

I think it's just him.

Push him against the tree.

You know what

a foot and a half is?

- Sorry

- it's about that long.

- Sorry.

- That's all right.

Do it again. It's okay.


Now put it around his face.

He still has to be able

to breathe, dad.

Put it around.

He can breathe out his nose.

Okay, put it up.


Get up!

Get on your feet now.

You see this?

I don't want to have to use

this, but I will if I have to.

I just wanna talk.

And I want honest answers.

If you give me honest answers,

then this is yours.


Why'd you break into my house?

I promise...

I promise you, I...

I didn't think anyone was in it.

There's no lights,

and things boarded up.

It looked abandoned

from the outside.

- What were you looking for?

- Water...

Supplies, anything.

My family...

I have a family...

My wife and our boy

in the woods.


An abandoned house,

about 50 miles from here.

- Why'd you leave them?

- We're running out of water.

I left them with the rest

of the food and water,

- I thought it'd be safer that

way. - Are they sick?


- Is that why you left them?

- No, sir, they are not sick.

I don't even have to shoot you,

i could just leave you out here.

- You want this water?

- Yeah.

You make me believe you.

I'm telling you the truth.

I don't know

how much time they have.

How long have you been living

in this abandoned house?

About a week, tops.

How'd you get there?

My truck broke down, it's the

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Trey Edward Shults

Trey Edward Shults is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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