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They (2002)

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



(as Brendan William Hood)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Billy
Mary Parks
David Parks (as Peter Lacroix)
Young Julia
Professor Crowley
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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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 USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Contrary to the marketing's claims, Wes Craven had no involvement in the production of the film. The complete U.S. title for They is "Wes Craven Presents: They". Craven was considered an 'executive producer' of the movie. However, other than lending his name to the title, he had no part in the making of They. It's assumed that the purpose for putting his name in the title was to publicize the movie and attract horror fans. 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 »


Billy: I'm scared.
[electricity buzzes and baby cries]
Billy: [Billy whimpers] I'm scared.
Julia Lund: There's nothing to be scared of.
Billy: You're wrong.
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While not a "classic" this is still a creepy supernatural thriller

This movie is getting hammered left and right which surprises me after viewing it. I thought it was scary, creepy, and suspenseful through the whole movie. While it's true that the movie doesn't explain what or why THEY exist it does what it's meant to do....creep you out! People boo hoo in other reviews stating "whah,whah, we don't get a nice neat explanation as to why the creatures are here and where they came from", think about it.....how would any of the characters in the movie gain these "clues" or "information"? It's not like one of the creatures would leave a book behind or talk about their motives! I guess most people can only enjoy this type of movie if it A. explains the origin of the terror B. explains their motive C. exploits their weakness & D. shows the character triumph in the end.

I enjoyed guessing wether everything is real or mental and the bleak but eerie ending answers that! I DID NOT like the alternate ending on the DVD which p***es on the audience and says "the last 90 minutes was a delusion of a mental patient, SUCKER!!! NYAH NYAH, there are no monsters!" That ending would've made the beginning pointless (and the whole movie). The alternate ending has also been done several times in other movies which would've made it more lame! The normal end was perfect to me.

THEY didn't have any gore or action fight scenes but that actually makes it more creepy, you see the creatures for a split second and they attack swiftly,quietly and efficiently.

This movie reminds me of a '90s comic called Dark Dominion (I believe) in which there is a parallel world of demons and certain people can cross over into it.

Why do some movies always arrive in the studio with an evil twin? (examples: Volcano-Dante's Peak, Leviathan-Deep Star Six, Armageddon & Deep Impact) This and Darkness Falls ARE twins....must stay in the light, a drawer full of batteries, etc. Darkness Falls (just like Jeepers Creepers) went downhill when the creature is seen by EVERYONE in the police station which makes it more like a Godzilla type of monster.

The DVD could use some more features, but I will definitely buy it once the price is right. If your looking for a creepy thriller to see at night go ahead and rent this movie!


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