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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marc Blucas, who stars as Paul Loomis in this film, also played the character of Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996). Emma Caulfield Ford, who was his costar on the series as Anya, starred in Darkness Falls (2003), a movie in which a supernatural creature moved in the safety of darkness and was harmed by light. See more »


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 »


Julia Lund: I think our night terrors may not have been induced by emotional trauma at all. Maybe something really did come for us when we were kids and planted something in us and, whatever it was, it left a mark... just like that little girl's.
Dr. Booth: And now they're coming back?
Julia Lund: Yes, and that's why the marks reappear! So that they can find us and take us back to the place in our night terrors... out of the light.
Julia Lund: I know how it sounds.
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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »


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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Surprisingly Good
16 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

"They" is a surprisingly good thriller, the likes of which I haven't seen in quite some time. The concept of suspense seems to be something that the modern film industry has forgotten. Not so with "They". This movie lives and dies by its suspense.

There is a constant tension to the movie. Is she insane, or really being stalked by demons? Will they get her, or will she escape? Every single scene is dark and gloomy, providing plenty of opportunities for these dark demons to attack...even the ones that should be brightly lit. There's a true sense of isolation and hoplessness.

Having said all that, there is very little meat to this movie. It is basically the story of one woman fleeing from demons, both symbolicly and literally. We are never told where the demons come from, or where they go to, or what they want.... We never really see a lot of backstory, or resolution. It's just a chase. One long chase...but a suspenseful one.

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