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After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. ... See full summary »

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After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her... Written by Anonymous

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Are you afraid of the dark? You should be. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$56,964 (Hong Kong) (19 September 2003)

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$56,964 (Hong Kong) (19 September 2003)
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Marc Blucas, who stars as Paul Loomis in this film, also played the character of Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). Emma Caulfield, who was his costar on the series as Anya, starred in Darkness Falls (2003), a movie in which a supernatural creature moved in the safety of darkness and was harmed by light. See more »

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When Julia looks through documents from her case as a child, we see the letterhead of State Mental Health Assoc... in Center City, Washington 20158. All ZIP codes in Washington state begin with 98- or 99-. The ZIP code listed would be in Virginia. This is most likely a reference to Washington DC since "Center City" is a neighborhood/nickname in the district's inner section, but the ZIP code would still be incorrect, "Center City" is not an official postal designation, and "Washington" is still missing "D.C." See more »

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Billy: I don't think I'm alone. Poe, I think - I think he saw them too. His writing's dark and hopeless and he went crazy too and I...
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Moving Back Home
Written by Danny Allen
Performed by Harvette (Danny Allen, David Harris Chapple, Michael Kinkade)
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They Come With the Dark
1 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While preparing for the examination of her Master Degree in Psychology, Julia Lund (Laura Regan) is called by her friend from childhood Billy Parks (Jo Abrahams) to meet him in a bar. They both had nightmares when they were children, and Billy is totally disturbed with demons from the dark that would be chasing him and commits suicide in front of Julia. The traumatic experience, plus the meeting with two friends of Billy, Sam Burnside (Ethan Embry) and his girlfriend Terry Alba (Dagmara Dominczyk), in the funeral make Julia having nightmares again. When Sam tells her that they four have been tagged in their childhood, and demons are coming to get them to the darkness, Julia becomes afraid of the dark and asks for help to her boyfriend Paul Loomis (Marc Blucas).

"They" is a promising good movie that fails in the conclusion, which is not satisfactory. This movie is not totally bad, but I prefer "Fear of the Dark" (2002), which explores the same theme using the psychological factor of the common fear of the dark that children might have. The option in "They" of making the demons real, with reasonable special effects, is sillier, unexplained and not so scary. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Habitantes da Escuridão" ("Inhabitants of the Darkness")


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