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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Burnside
Young Billy
Mary Parks
David Parks (as Peter Lacroix)
Dr. Booth
Professor Crowley
David Abbott ...
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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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:

£225,867 (UK) (1 November 2002)


$56,964 (Hong Kong) (19 September 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Julia is in the room at the hospital (doctor's) after she is found in the subway, the window changes. It is perfectly see-through when they pick her up off the floor and put her on the bed and when she goes to get up to look out the door, the window now has what looks like thin bars on it and you can no longer see clearly out of it. See more »


Julia Lund: I think our night terrors may not have been induced by emotional trauma at all. Maybe something really did come for us when we were kids and planted something in us and, whatever it was, it left a mark... just like that little girl's.
Dr. Booth: And now they're coming back?
Julia Lund: Yes, and that's why the marks reappear! So that they can find us and take us back to the place in our night terrors... out of the light.
Julia Lund: I know how it sounds.
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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »


Moving Back Home
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Performed by Harvette (Danny Allen, David Harris Chapple, Michael Kinkade)
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9 October 2004 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

This is a great horror movie, it had my girlfriend hiding behind the couch all the way through, and to be fair it had me flinching at the horrible dark lurking monsters as well! The movie itself lets the viewer use their own imagination as to what these monsters actually look'll find yourself squinting trying to make out 'what the hell is that!?'

A very simple storyline which does its job well. I found myself questioning 'has she gone mad? or is she truly in danger from these monsters?' only to the very end do you find the answer. The story lasts about 1hr and 30mins and fits everything in nicely. I recommend this film to anyone with a good imagination.. Best watched with the Boy/Girlfriend... Seems as though a sequel is on the way!?

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