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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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Rated R for terror violence | See all certifications »

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7 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back'  »

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It snowed on the first day of filming. See more »

Goofs

When Jim's son Scotty finds the pair of red sneakers, Jim states that he used to have a pair just like it when he was a kid. However in the flashback scene of the young hoods roughing up Jim's brother Wayne, it was Wayne wearing the red sneakers. Jim had different colored footwear. See more »

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Richard Lawson: [Lawson, Vincent and North have Chip trapped in their car] Well boys, what's it gonna take to scare this guy?
Vinnie Vincent: [smiles] "The face"
Richard Lawson: ...North, you do it.
David North: Nah, it's for kids.
Vinnie Vincent: I'll do it.
[Vincent looks away, and looks back. He shows his real face, his dead face - he laughs]
David North: No, it ain't working man, he's not scared. Are ya Chippie, ya nuckle head!
[North noogies Chip's head then he turns dead too, so does Lawson. Vincent and North each grab one of Chip's legs and his shirt]
Richard Lawson: [...]
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Followed by Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998) See more »

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Transferred From Milford, The Hoods From Hell
24 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

The film Sometimes They Come Back explores the proposition that if you got a big enough grudge against someone, especially if they helped aid your leaving this mortal coil rather abruptly, you can come back for payback. Doesn't matter if you've been good or if you've been bad and these three were definitely bad.

Tim Matheson comes back to his hometown with wife Brooke Adams and their son Robert Hy Gorman for a teaching job at the local high school. Tim's got some anger management issues which is why he left the last school he taught at in Chicago. He's got no great attachments to his hometown with his parents gone and his older brother killed back in 1963.

That's what this story is all about. He and his brother were stopped by some hoods in a train tunnel and the brother killed, but so were three of the hoods when young Matheson played by Zachary Ball stole their car keys as he ran. It's these three who kill three of Matheson's students with him having some peripheral involvement even if its premonitions and take their place. The three hoods from hell are malevolently played by Robert Rusler, Bentley Mitchum, and Nicholas Sadler. All transfered from Milford, Milford Cemetery that is.

Tim Matheson and the rest of the cast give good performances in this film adapted from a Stephen King short story. Fans of Stephen King and the horror genre should really like this one.


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