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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  7 May 1991 (USA)
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Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

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Taken from the Stephen King short story about a school teacher's return to his home town where his brother was killed by hoods, the hoods died in the freak train wreck along with his brother. Now they have "come back" to haunt him. One by one 'til they're all back! Written by Eric Creed

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When scotty is walking with his 2 friends before the greasers chase him with there car, he says see yas later to his friends, you hear kids talking in the background you can hear 'where is he' that small sample is in the first 6 seconds of the Ozzy Osbourne song 'mr. tinkertrain' off of his 'no more tears' album. See more »

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When the wife is talking about the tradition in a new house its clear the film has been played around with as her night attire vanishes between on and off. See more »

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Jim Norman: Those Punks... said they transferred in from Milford... I checked, I can't find any Milford High.
Old Officer Neil: That's because It isn't a school.
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Poignant and eerie
24 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Effectively eerie and surprisingly poignant Stephen King tale about a married-with-child teacher who is unable to cope with his older brother's tragic death as a child, which occurred 27 years before. He is then haunted by three vengeful teenager demons from his past which only accentuate his nightmares.

Psychologically eerie, emotionally compelling, extraordinarily well-acted made-for-TV tale stands as one of the best Stephen King adaptations for film.

*** out of ****

Rated R for some violent content.


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