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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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Sore wa noroi no kokuin. Kesshite nigerarenai [Japan] 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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£225,867 (UK) (1 November 2002)

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$56,964 (Hong Kong) (19 September 2003)
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Though Brendan Hood is credited as screenwriter, he only came up with the basic idea. Everything in his original draft was subsequently written out by the producers, and it's estimated that up to 10 people have worked on the script. See more »

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When Julia gets out of the car, the warning signal lights are off. In the next shot they're blinking. See more »

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Billy: [to Julia] They can't be in the light. They hide in the dark so you can't see them.
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References Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) See more »

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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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