They (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  27 November 2002 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Burnside
Young Billy
Mary Parks
David Parks (as Peter Lacroix)
Dr. Booth
Professor Crowley
David Abbott ...
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Sarah (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents: They  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£225,867 (UK) (1 November 2002)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Julia's car stalls on the road, she is shown sitting in the car wearing a seatbelt. After she reaches into the glove compartment and pulls out a flashlight she is no longer wearing the seatbelt. See more »


Paul: [Troy and Darren are watching the news on TV about rolling blackouts throughout the city] Speaking of, you guys pay the electric bill?
Darren: Well, Paul, you see there isn't... the issue here...
Troy: You know what - actually, we were thinking, like why should we pay for something we're not even gonna get, right?
Paul: You got fired again.
Troy: Yeah.
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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »


Written by Amy Foster-Gillies (as Amy Foster Gillies) and Martin Terefe
Performed by Amy Foster-Gillies (as Amy Foster Gillies)
Produced by Martin Terefe
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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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