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“It Comes at Night” is a horror film set in a post-apocalyptic world where a highly contagious and deadly disease has decimated the population. The film follows a small family, Paul, Sarah, and their teenage son Travis, who live in isolation in a remote cabin in the woods.

Their peaceful existence is shattered when a desperate family seeks refuge with them, and they reluctantly agree to take them in. As tensions rise and trust erodes, the characters are forced to confront their own fears and prejudices as they struggle to survive in a world where danger lurks around every corner.


“It Comes at Night” is a tense and atmospheric film that relies on suspense and psychological horror rather than jump scares and gore. Director creates a claustrophobic and unsettling environment that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat throughout the film.

The performances by the small cast, including and , are excellent, and the film's cinematography and sound design are both outstanding, creating a palpable sense of dread and unease.

While some viewers may be disappointed by the lack of traditional horror elements, the film's slow-burning tension and ambiguous ending are sure to leave a lasting impression on those who appreciate a more subtle and nuanced approach to horror.


“It Comes at Night” was not widely recognized by major award ceremonies, but it did receive several nominations and awards at smaller film festivals. These include:

  • Nomination for Best Supporting Actor () at the Gotham Awards
  • Best Editing at the Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards
  • Best Directorial Debut at the National Board of Review Awards
Directed by
Written by
Produced by David Kaplan Andrea Roa
Starring , , , , ,
Cinematography Drew Daniels
Edited by Matthew Hannam
Music by Brian McOmber
A24 Animal Kingdom
Distributed by A24
Release dates April 29, 2017 (Overlook Film Festival) June 9, 2017 (United States)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2.4–5 million
Box office $20 million

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