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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 movie is based on a short story by Stephen King, that was first published in the March 1974 issue of Cavalier, and later collected in King's 1978 collection Night Shift. See more »

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When the black car is chasing the student in the beginning, you can see the vehicle carrying the camera reflected in the hubcaps and the front fender. See more »

Quotes

Vinnie Vincent: [to Chip] Still not scared?
David North: No, you're as cool as a corpse, right Chip?
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Features The Soupy Sales Show (1959) See more »

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Nice little TV movie. Some of those slick teens are very cool.
12 June 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Here's that Stephen King-feeling! I typically love Stephen Kings work. I am also of those who think several of the movies based on his stuff, are pretty good. Some film makers manage to get that feeling, that Stephen King-feeling across very well. Others don't.

This is clearly a TV movie, but that doesn't mean it can't be good! I really like this story, I haven't read it so I don't know if the movie differs a lot from Kings original story, but that doesn't matter, because this is a movie!

The story is cool, like I said, I really like the setting and some of the performances from some of the actors. Some slick teens. Very neatly done. It's an eeriness, and a am-I-dreaming?-kind of feeling. I loved that.

I didn't find it very scary, but it was entertaining, and the King-feel really shone through.


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