Coming Home In The Dark - Monster Pictures Slipcase Edition

  • New Zealand
  • 2021
  • MA 15+
  • 93 MIN
  • 03 Nov 2021

Extra Features

  • Audio Commentary with James Ashcroft
  • MIFF 2021 Q&A with James Ashcroft
  • Into The Dark Featurette
  • Characters, Cast & Craft Featurette
  • Enabling The Dark Featurette
  • Daniel Of The Dark Featurette
  • PIGS Short Film
  • Theatrical Trailer with optional commentary
  • Behind The Scenes Image Gallery
  • TV Spots

Cast and Crew

  • Daniel Gillies
  • Erik Thomspon
  • Miriama McDowell
  • Matthias Luafutu
  • Writer / Director: James Ashcroft
  • Writer: Eli Kent
  • Producer: Catherine Fitzgerald
  • Producer: Desray Armstrong
  • Producer: Mike Minogue

Trailers and video



About Coming Home In The Dark - Monster Pictures Slipcase Edition

For the Monster Pictures completist in all of us, this very special blu-ray edition of COMING HOME IN THE DARK comes with an exclusive ‘Monster variant’ slipcase limited to 100 copies and available only through the Monster Pictures webstore.

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.

Enhanced with over 3 hours of special features, this is one not-to-be-missed disc

Bonus Features include

Audio Commentary

  • with writer/director James Ashcroft

Into the Dark

  • a featurette with writer/director James Ashcroft, writer Eli Kent, producers Catherine Fitzgerald, Desray Armstrong & Mike Minogue; cast members Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson, Miriama McDowell & Matthias Luafutu on the making-of the film.

Characters, Cast & Craft of the Dark

  • an in-depth featurette with writer/director James Ashcroft & writer Eli Kent on adapting Owen Marshall’s short story to feature screenplay and developing the characters within it.

Enabling the Dark

  • a featurette with producers Catherine Fitzgerald, Desray Armstrong and Mike Minogue on working with first-time feature filmmaker James Ashcroft to realise his vision for COMING HOME IN THE DARK.

Daniel of the Dark

  • a featurette with lead actor Daniel Gillies on working with filmmaker James Ashcroft and how he prepared for his role as Mandrake.

Short Film

  • PIGS (2016) – a short film written by COMING HOME IN THE DARK screenwriters James Ashcroft & Eli Kent and directed by James Ashcroft.

Theatrical Trailer

  • with optional audio commentary by trailer editor Jarret Gahan on his approach in crafting the trailer for COMING HOME IN THE DARK.

MIFF 2021 Q&A

  • with writer/director James Ashcroft moderated by Zak Hepburn.

TV Spots

  • 2x 30Sec Broadcast Spots

Image Gallery

  • a photographic behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film.


“An intimate, terror driven story that keeps the human drama in focus”

Dread Central

“A one and a half-hour gut punch”


“The film is filled with an unrelenting brutality that will give your nerves a jolt.“

Screen Zealots

  • Official Selection

    Sundance Film Festival

  • Official Selection

    Melbourne International Film Festival

  • Official Selection


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