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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7 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back'  »

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In 1996 Hillary Swank appeared in a sequel named Sometimes They Come Back Again with Michael Gross from TV series Family Ties. Part three of this fantasy horror trilogy was made in 1998. See more »

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When Jim confronts Mueller for the first time, he accuses him of having punched Wayne, knocked him down and kicked him. In the flashback of this incident seen earlier, Mueller never did such a thing. 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... Again (1996) 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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