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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back'  »

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1.33 : 1
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It snowed on the first day of filming. See more »


When they return the greasers are able to drive their car without the keys which Jim took from the crash scene in 1963. So why do they need them to drive out of the tunnel during the finale? See more »


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... Again (1996) See more »

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Pretty chilling.
4 December 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Sometimes They Come Back" by Tom McLoughlin("Friday the 13th Part 6-Jason Lives","One Dark Night")is an adaptation of the short story written by Stephen King.The plot is simple:a school teacher(Tim Matheson)is chased by the dead punks who killed his brother when he was a kid.The film is well-made and has some creepy moments.The direction is solid,the acting is pretty good,unfortunately I found climax to be the weakest part of the film.Still if you like horror movies give this one a look.Followed by two sequels!

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