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Scream King Wes Craven presents this terrifying suspense thriller where the most frightening childhood fears become real when they return to stake their claim!
A psychology student (Laura Regan, TV's Mad Men) who experienced night terrors as a child realizes that her nightmares were not all in her head. When she finds others who also shared similar experiences, she discovers that the monsters in their closets marked them as children...and are now returning to collect them. Also starring Marc Blucas (Knight and Day), Ethan Embry (Eagle Eye) and Jon Abrahams (House of Wax) in a hip young cast...you don't want to miss a minute of this terror-filled thriller. They're coming to get you, but who--or what--are They? By refusing to offer specifics, this chilling mood-piece rises above its familiar premise and achieves its desired effect of percolating dread. It's a Wes Craven presentation, sponsored by the horror-meister but directed by Robert Harmon, whose 1986 thriller The Hitcher has a modest legion of fans. They deserves a similar following after its brief theatrical release; Harmon values suggestion over explicit frights (i.e., don't expect a full-throttle shocker), and he effectively exploits our collective fear of things that go bump in the night. Petite newcomer Laura Regan is well-cast as Julia, a psychology grad student who, like a close friend who just committed suicide, has suffered "night terrors" since childhood… and her gravest fears have now returned. Is it all in her head, along with that mysterious implant in her skull? Do They really exist, in this movie's gloomy nooks and crannies? If you prefer subtlety, They is creepily engrossing, and better than its box-office failure would suggest. --Jeff Shannon