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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


First comes the warning. Then comes the mark. Then comes the terror. 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:

£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?


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 »


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


Paul: [after slipping Julia a pill] Okay, take a few deep breaths, okay? You'll be asleep soon.
Julia Lund: Asleep? I'm not gonna go to sleep.
[freaks out]
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not all that bad...
18 October 2004 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews


I didn't think this movie was all that bad...certainly wouldn't call it trash or a classic. It did "borrow" some from "Darkness Falls" but for whatever reason, i found this a bit more creepy....maybe because i find creepy, shapeless, unseen-moving-shadow-type monsters (like those from our childhood fears) more frightening than a screeching witch-like thing flying about as if on a broomstick....i've seen the moving shapeless shadows moving in the dark corners of my room; i've yet to see a flying witchlike thing. The star could have been more voluptuous, but then that's kind of what i liked about this movie...none of the standard gore, sex, and slash. The slightly open doors of the dark closets which hid the monsters of our childhood as they observed us, worked for me; I made sure my closet doors were shut that night. Also the abandoned pool scene was somewhat of a flashback-fright for me. All in all, I thought this was an entertaining movie that was technically well done. Contrary to most, i also liked the ending. "They" definitely works better on viewers who are home alone at night...those dark areas of the house seemed a bit darker; and all the little unexplained creeks and bumps a sleeping house makes seemed more meaningful. I do wish they would have expanded more on the brief theory that darkness may be the channel used to travel from one dimension to another... In truth, there is really a limit to how many different ways a horror movie can scare you; we've seen them all over and is just like a thrill ride, we all know what is going to happen; the challenge in a horror movie is to touch something in us that results in a fear response; i guess therein lies the key as to whether you like or dislike this movie.

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