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Sometimes They Come Back -- This adaptation of Stephen King's thriller is about a man (Tim Matheson) who returns to his hometown after 27 years. Soon he is tormented by ghosts of the dead teens who killed his brother, then died in freak accident, a train wreck, years before.  As students in his class die, they are replaced by the killers.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (short story)
Lawrence Konner (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 May 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
better than I thought See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Tom McLoughlin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen King (short story)

Lawrence Konner (teleplay) &
Mark Rosenthal (teleplay)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer
Michael S. Murphey .... producer
Milton Subotsky .... co-producer
David C. Thomas .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Terry Plumeri 
 
Cinematography by
Bryan England 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
 
Casting by
David Cohn 
 
Production Design by
Philip Dean Foreman 
 
Art Direction by
Timothy R. Bauer 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Patch 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... makeup artist
Patti Brand .... makeup artist
Daniel Marc .... makeup artist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David C. Thomas .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hope R. Goodwin .... first assistant director
Cathy A. Roszell .... second assistant director (as Cathy Roszell)
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ronald Megee .... set dresser
Jerry Lynn Reed .... set dresser
David Yonally .... set dresser
Peter Mitchell Rubin .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Michael Payne .... sound supervisor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Alan McFarland .... miniature train lighting effects
Rod Schumacher .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator
Martin Bresin .... stunt driver
Martin Bresin .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Don Ruffin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Norman Bee .... camera operator
Adam Boster .... grip
Rocky Ford .... electrician
Michelle Madison .... camera loader
Dale Myrand .... first assistant camera: a camera
Ric Urbauer .... best boy grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Carol Flake .... costumer
Steven Scott Ford .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Albert Coleman .... assistant editor
Lucyna Wojciechowski .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Terry Plumeri .... orchestrator
Rick Winquest .... music recordist
Ross Wright .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Gracie Klein .... driver
 
Other crew
Ben Brunkhardt .... location scout
Summer Shipp .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for terror violence
Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
Shot in 30 days.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Richard Lawson:You know I bet Vinnie here a whole nickel, that your old clunker wouldn't burn rubber Jimmy. But I was wrong, everything burns.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features King Kong (1976)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
better than I thought, 7 September 2010
Author: stones78 from United States

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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