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
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 »
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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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