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
"They" cannot tolerate light in the film and recoil at the moment of contact though the reason why is unexplained. One interpretation is that the the same way we can't tolerate the extreme levels of heat on Venus, "They" can't exist in light. Another explanation, that makes sense if you think of Them as interdimensional creatures, is that darkness is how they get in and out of our dimension. This is clear in two scenes. When Julia hits one of the creatures, she can see its corpse laying on the roadside. When she flashes her flashlight on it, it's gone but there again when her flashlight dies. In another scene, the creature in the air duct leaps at Terry but disappears when the flames from the lighter fill the vent. In other words, "They" can't go into light for the same reason as we can't go into rock, "They" can't exist in the same space where light exists. See more »
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 »
They grabbed me in my apartment! In my apartment, they tried to get me!
See more »
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. **
17 of 25 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?