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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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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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Wes Craven Presents: They  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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£225,867 (UK) (1 November 2002)

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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: When you hear a baby crying, or you hear a kid crying, you keep moving, okay? Children can sen - sense them. It's your warning.
Julia Lund: Warning against what?
Billy: Also, they affect the electrical things. They affect the lights and the phones. They - they affect things.
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Written by Amy Foster-Gillies (as Amy Foster Gillies) and Martin Terefe
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intriguing premise, but doesn't hit the mark
29 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Well-crafted thriller that plays upon night terrors and the old "monster in the closet" legend. An ambitious young psychology student is occasionally frightened by memories of old childhood nightmares. She, along with a group of strangers, eventually come together believing that they were all traumatized as children by mysterious night demons, the very same demons who may be returning to complete some unfinished business. Occasionally spooky thriller holds your interest the way it should, but it never really tops its effective opening sequence, or gets informative enough to be really satisfying. **


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