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They (2002)

A psychology student finds all her childhood fears and phobias becoming real after a traumatic event.



(as Brendan William Hood)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Billy
Mary Parks
David Parks (as Peter Lacroix)
Young Julia
Professor Crowley
Professor Adkins
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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The fear is real. See more »

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 USA:

$5,144,090, 27 November 2002, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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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. Only one of them was credited for the revised script. See more »


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


Julia Lund: Are you drunk?
Paul: I prefer intoxicated.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: It Follows (2015) See more »


Written by Ryan McAllister and Scott Rogers
Performed by Dakona
Courtesy of Wayne Ledbetter for Eric Godtland Management, Inc.
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7 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Wes Craven Presents: They (2002) Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jon Abrahams, Jessica Amlee, Jonathan Cherry, D: Robert Harmon. Psychology major Regan suffers from `night terrors' (or panic attacks) and shares them with her childhood friend Abrahams, who later explains to her about nocturnal hopping creatures from another dimension that are seeking them both, and then he commits suicide right in front of her. At his funeral, she meets two of his friends (Embry, Dominczyk) who also claim they had traumatic childhoods from `night terrors'. Little by little, the trio finds markings on each one of their bodies as `they' are coming for them to feed! Very bizarre horror movie with hardly any logic, coherence, or clarity never answers our questions (like what on earth was Harmon trying to make and why not have some of Craven's contribution?), but has better-than-most visuals and uses atmosphere. The second and final half is merely a creature feature that becomes mundane and dumb after a while. Running Time: 90 minutes and rated PG-13 for terror/violence, sexual content, and language. * ½

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