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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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(as Brendan William Hood)

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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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Are you afraid of the dark? You should be. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents: They  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Principal photography and filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and in the cities New Westminster, Burnaby, and Delta despite the film being set in New York City. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Billy: [to Julia] I mean, I've been doing research and reading... and
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Billy: I don't think I'm alone. Poe, I think - I think he saw them too. His writing's dark and hopeless and he went crazy too and I...
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References Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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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