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They (2002)

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

Director:

Robert Harmon

Writer:

Brendan Hood (as Brendan William Hood)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Regan ... Julia Lund
Marc Blucas ... Paul Loomis
Ethan Embry ... Sam Burnside
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Terry Alba
Jon Abrahams ... Billy Parks
Alexander Gould ... Young Billy
Desiree Zurowski ... Mary Parks
Mark Hildreth ... Troy
Jonathan Cherry ... Darren
Peter LaCroix ... David Parks (as Peter Lacroix)
Jessica Amlee ... Young Julia
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Booth
L. Harvey Gold ... Professor Crowley
David Abbott ... Professor Adkins
Jodelle Ferland ... Sarah (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents: They See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$12,840,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,289,543
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut for actresses Jessica Amlee and Jodelle Ferland. See more »

Goofs

When Julia's car stalls on the road, she is shown sitting in the car wearing a seatbelt. After she reaches into the glove compartment and pulls out a flashlight she is no longer wearing the seatbelt. See more »

Quotes

Terry: When I was five, I watched my sister drown in a lake where we used to spend our summers. Right after, I started to suffer from these terrible night terrors. There was one particularly bad night. I woke up screaming my head off. My parents finally managed to get me back to sleep, and a couple of hours later, my mother came back to check on me and, uh, I was gone. They looked everywhere... in the attic, in the basement, all over the house. My mother was hysterical. She thought I'd been kidnapped,...
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Alternate Versions

Three scenes are featured in the work print, but excluded from the theatrical release. The first two can be found on the Japanese DVD and are as follows:
  • After Julia sees the mark on the little girl's arm Dr. Booth comes into the waiting room to find her gone. She's at a hardware store instead buying various lighting supplies. The cashier asks Julia "Going camping?" and she doesn't reply.
  • Before Julia leaves for Billy's funeral she is shown in her bedroom packing. Paul makes breakfast for her and the two have an intimate moment before she leaves.
  • After Julia removes the object from her scalp she runs to Sam's apartment. As Sam is being attacked Julia is shown running through the city. She enters the building and calls out "Sam!" twice. The second time he hears her and yells back "Julia?," but he is pulled underneath the elevator. She calls out his name twice more and his body is thrown through a window and it lands on top of her. A monster on his back growls at Julia and pulls Sam's corpse into the darkness.
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Connections

References Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Trampoline
Written by Ryan McAllister and Scott Rogers
Performed by Dakona
Courtesy of Wayne Ledbetter for Eric Godtland Management, Inc.
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User Reviews

exceptional psychological horror
3 December 2002 | by lancepvSee all my reviews

"They" owes more to Val Lewton than to Wes Craven. there is even a well

done pool stalking scene lifted from "Cat people". The film is aided by

some great casting and a persistent subtle tone that really gets under

your skin. The director does well in keeping the title entities largely

unfocused and hidden in shadow. I was very impressed as a lesser talent

could have easily steered this project into schlock territory. As it is,

"THEY" is a well done adult horror fairy tell that will certainly find

extended life on video shelves as it is the most original and well done

psychological thriller in years. I highly recommend that anyone

interested in intelligent horror support this film and see it in

theaters to get the full effect and enjoy the creative use of sound and

light.Good work from all


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