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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

A man and his family return to his hometown, where 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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7 May 1991 (USA)  »

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The locomotive that was used for the crash scenes that killed the greasers in the train tunnel scenes in the film, was the Southern Pacific 5021. A 4-10-2 ALCO type steam locomotive that is currently on display at the RailGiants Train Museum in Fairplex, Pomona, California. See more »

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When the greasers ram the car which Scott Norman is hiding under, it is obvious that Scott is not under the car when they ram it. See more »

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Richard Lawson: [to Chip] Time to rock, jock!
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Features King Kong (1976) See more »

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better than I thought
7 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not saying this is a great film(it clearly isn't), nor a great horror film, but it had its' moments and I expected a bit less than what I saw, and that was a pleasant surprise. I was impressed with Tim Matheson's performance, although I'll forever link him to Animal House, but he portrays a serious role in fine form in this film and is very convincing. I never read King's story so I can't compare one to the other, but this version was fairly easy to follow with creepy moments throughout, although it seems that I've seen the "car greasers" in other King adaptations before this movie as well, like Stand By Me and Christine. As a horror buff, let me add that this isn't very scary, but as a stand alone film it isn't that bad. I recommend it, but not that highly, as there's a reason this film is rarely on. I would say watch this for Matheson's performance and some creepy scenes too.


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