Coming Home in the Dark (2021)

  • Thriller
  • 1h 33m

A family trip through the New Zealand wilderness turns into a nightmare when they’re suddenly confronted by a pair of drifters in this Sundance thriller starring Daniel Gillies (The Originals) and Miriama McDowell (Waru).

Winding down a desolate road through an endless valley, Alan and Jill stop their car to take their teenage boys on a hike through the New Zealand wilderness. As they rest for a picnic at a clearing overlooking the water, two ominous-looking drifters appear out of nowhere, silently surrounding the peaceful clan and radiating a threat of imminent danger. With a swift act of violence, these men take the family by force, a seemingly random decision that sets them all on a maddening collision course with the ghosts of their pasts—from which there is no escape.


James Ashcroft


Eli Kent


Desray Armstrong


Mike Minogue

Director of Photography

Matt Henley


Annie Collins


John Gibson

Sound Designer

John McKay

Production Designer

Kate Logan

Production Designer

Phillip Gibson



Country of Origin

New Zealand