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They (2002)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julia Lund
... Paul Loomis
... Sam Burnside
... Terry Alba
... Billy Parks
... Young Billy
... Mary Parks
... Troy
... Darren
... David Parks (as Peter Lacroix)
... Young Julia
... Dr. Booth
... Professor Crowley
... Professor Adkins
... Sarah (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
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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

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First comes the warning. Then comes the mark. Then comes the terror. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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27 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Wes Craven Presents: They  »

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$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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The explanation for why "They" target certain children and return later to hunt them down is ambiguous. One theory is that "They" are doing what human researchers do when we study a species which is to tag the specimen, release it, and later use the tracking device to find it again in order to chart its progress and development. Also similar to human researchers, "They" won't tag and study every single creature in the breed, just a random few to study in depth. See more »

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Julia turns on the flashlight twice. See more »

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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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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »

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Lost in You
Written by Jimmie Vaughan and Dr. John (as Malcolm Rebennack)
Performed by Jimmie Vaughan
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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"They come for me.", - "Who comes?" ........"THEY"
10 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

"They" is a hidden gem, and an extremely underrated horror.

This is real Horror. The kind that makes you scared to turn off your light. The physicological kind. The very thing nightmares are made of. We have all had "those dreams", whether in our childhood or adult life's. We always have a fear that something is coming for us. Something bad. We don't know what, all we know is - they are going to get us. "They" is a well crafted modern horror, with a slight old school vibe. Forget all the new high budget, best CGI Hollywood offerings. This is far better.

It's now 2008 and "They" still remains in my top 10 favourite Horror movies of all time. Why? It's everything you want in a great Horror. Scary, eerie, creepy, unsettling, claustrophobic - that's what we want, right? When making a Horror movie (that you want to be successful) you have to have suspense - great suspense. "They" has a tremendous amount of suspense from start to end. It has all of those "No, don't go in there moments", but not like your typical, average Horror. It's different. It understands it's audience, and what the audience wants. It delivers in all the right ways.

I've read a lot of bad reviews for this movie - why I don't know. It makes no sense to me. Does no one know what a great Horror movie is anymore? Has almost everyone been fooled by the (oh so generic) Hollywood cheap scare tactics? - maybe so. One thing I do want to point out is, "They" was released in 2002. "Darkness Falls" was released in 2003. So "Darkness Falls" took all of They's ideas. I'm tired of reading reviews were people are complaining saying how "They" ripped of "Darkness Falls". Get all the facts before you accuse.

All in all "They" is one of the best Horror movies I've ever seen. It scares you to your core. It leaves a lasting impression. It's genuinely frightening. It will leave you feeling more than satisfied.

Well, what are you waiting for? Get "They" now!


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