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They (2002)



Critic Consensus: They fails to sustain the level of creepiness necessary to rise above other movies in the horror genre.

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What are They planning to do to Callisto Balandash, the elegant aesthete and art collector, secure in his country house, surrounded by his period furniture, Japanese wood carvings, his cubist Picasso, his nudes, and immersed in the aroma of quince mingled with "Chevalier d'Orsay" while discussing Pure Form with his beautiful actress-mistress Spika, Countess Tremendosa?

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Laura Regan
as Julia Lund
Marc Blucas
as Paul Loomis
Ethan Embry
as Sam Burnside
Jay Brazeau
as Dr. Booth
Alexander Gould
as Young Billy
Jessica Amlee
as Young Julia
Desiree Zurowski
as Mary Parkes
Peter LaCroix
as David Parks
L. Harvey Gold
as Prof. Crowley
David Abbott
as Prof. Adkins
Mark Brandon
as Newscaster No.1
Claire Riley
as Newscaster No.2
Tamara Taggart
as Newscaster No.3
Colin Foo
as Chinese Chef
Bob Wilde
as Ghoulish Man
Ken Roberts (II)
as Male Tenant
Henry O. Watson
as Subway Engineer
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Critic Reviews for They

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (17)

Characters wander into predictably treacherous situations even though they should know better.

December 8, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's certainly entertaining enough and made with great style, but the whole thing feels slightly undercooked.

December 6, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

The attempt to build up a pressure cooker of horrified awe emerges from the simple fact that the movie has virtually nothing to show.

December 5, 2002 | Rating: D-

Efficient, suitably anonymous chiller.

December 3, 2002 | Full Review…

They ought to be a whole lot scarier than they are in this tepid genre offering.

December 2, 2002 | Full Review…

Represents something very close to the nadir of the thriller/horror genre.

December 2, 2002

Audience Reviews for They


Creepy psychological horror/thriller. A student who was haunted by night terrors when she was younger realizes she may not be away from them yet as her and those close to her start experiencing some freaky shit. If you were/are afraid of the dark and always wondered what might be lurking in the corner, under the bed or in the cupboard then They will either be one of your favourite, or least favourite films ever! Its strength lays in the suggestive style of direction and feel, making They quite suspenseful at times. Quite a cool twist at the end to. This was little heard of when it came out in 2002 but fans of the kind of horror that's more suspense and tension filled as opposed of full gore should check it out.

Adam M.
Adam M.

Super Reviewer


i liked the film and the ending was interestingly different

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Super Reviewer

THEY are part of one of the worst movies I have seen in years. I'm not even sure who the fuck THEY are! Usually Wes Craven doesn't put his name on something unless it's decent. This isn't even close to decent. This is the slowest, most boring horror film I've ever seen! "Hey remember that shit that scared us 19 years ago, when we were kids, well all of a sudden it's back, so ummm call your childhood psychologist." Laura Regan is laughable, getting more upset by some crap on her finger than her friend blowing his head off in front of her, and it's just downhill from there. There is nothing scary about this film. I really have to question how shit like this even gets made.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

Super Reviewer

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