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They Wait (2007)

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A young mother and her six-year-old son come face to face with the mysteries of two murders and a great crime against the Chinese community into which they have recently arrived from Shanghai.

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Ernie Barbarash

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Trevor Markwart (story), Trevor Markwart (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Sarah
Terry Chen ... Jason
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Aunt Mei (as Cheng Pei Pei)
Henry O Henry O ... Pharmacist
Regan Oey Regan Oey ... Sam
Colin Foo ... Raymond
Tseng Chang ... Xiang
Michael Biehn ... Blake O'Connell
Vicky Huang Vicky Huang ... Shen
Donald Fong Donald Fong ... Ben
Wally Houn Wally Houn ... Pang
Stephen Chang ... Funeral Director (as Stephen MD Chang)
Donny Lucas ... Sam's Doctor
Suzanne Bastien Suzanne Bastien ... Nurse #1
Erika Conway ... Nurse #2
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A couple returns to North America for a family funeral, having lived in Shanghai, China for the previous six years. Soon after they arrive, their son Jamie begins to see ghosts and suffer possession by one of the living dead, and it all ties in with the Chinese festival of Ghost Month, when the doors of hell supposedly open and angry spirits are given the chance to terrorize the living. Written by Fangoria

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They wait... to ensure the past is not forgotten. See more »


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Rated R for some violence/disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2009 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

30 Jours de terreur See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$463,890
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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amazingly good
30 June 2010 | by parkvilleSee all my reviews

I am so accustomed to silly, poorly written and acted films on the SciFi channel it was an enormous surprise when this film aired last night. A bit too good of a surprise as I was so disturbed by a scare early in the film I ended up staying up entirely too late - too unhinged to go to bed and turn off the lights.

I now know this wasn't made by the SciFi channel although I don't recall ever hearing of it before or seeing a theatrical release.

Above average acting (the little boy and female lead are more than competent), an original plot and that scare toward the beginning of the film still gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. Really didn't see it coming - sounds as if it may be revealed in some trailer - DON'T WATCH THE TRAILER! Oh, and best of all, a real horror film, not that nauseating torture porn that passes as horror these days.

Also - good cinematography and adequate special effects. There is so little decent horror made these days that isn't just played for laughs or the gross-out factor. Worth staying up to watch - I promise you won't desperately wish to get that 2 hours of your life back!


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