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"First comes the warning. Then comes the mark. Then comes the terror."
  • PG-13
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 4.8  (13,770)
  • 31

They is a 2002 horror-thriller movie that explores the dark side of human psychology, fear of the unknown, and the mysterious phenomenon of the "night terrors." Directed by Robert Harmon, the movie stars Laura Regan as Julia Lund, Marc Blucas as Paul Loomis, and Ethan Embry as Terry Alba. The movie begins with childhood friends Julia, Paul, and Terry reuniting after a long time. Julia reveals that she has been suffering from a series of strange nightmares and sleep paralysis, which she believes are somehow related to a shared experience from their childhood. The trio recalls how they used to hide in a storm drain during a game of hide and seek, and Julia claims that something in the drain scared her and has been haunting her ever since.

As the story progresses, Julia starts experiencing more frequent and terrifying night terrors, which start to overlap with her waking reality. She starts seeing bizarre and hallucinatory entities stalking her from the shadows, slowly driving her to the brink of insanity. Even after seeking help from a sleep specialist, Dr. Booth (played by Dagmara DomiŬĄczyk), Julia continues to struggle with the mysterious and inexplicable force that seems to be controlling her mind.

Meanwhile, Paul and Terry start to get concerned about their friend's mental state, and they begin to investigate the root cause of her night terrors. They come across an ominous website that claims to study the phenomenon of "night terrors" and suggests that these terrors are caused by malevolent entities that exist in a parallel universe alongside ours. The website also claims that some people can actually see and interact with these entities, which are collectively known as "The Others."

As they delve deeper into the mystery, Paul and Terry start experiencing their own encounters with the shadowy entities that Julia has been seeing. They confront Dr. Booth, who reveals that she too has had her own night terrors, and that the scientific community has been aware of these "Others" for years. However, they have kept this knowledge hidden from the general public, fearing that it would cause mass hysteria.

Finally, after a series of tense and terrifying encounters, the friends come face-to-face with the entity that has been tormenting Julia. They discover that the entity is actually a manifestation of their own childhood fears, and that it has been feeding off their collective anxieties and paranoia all this time. In the end, they manage to overcome their fears and escape the grasp of the malevolent entity.

Overall, They is a creepy and atmospheric movie that plays on our deepest fears and the human mind's susceptibility to suggestion. The movie's strength lies in its ability to create a sense of dread and unease, even in mundane settings. The actors deliver convincing performances, and the movie manages to maintain a consistent sense of tension throughout its runtime. While it may not be the most groundbreaking horror movie out there, They is definitely a solid entry in the genre that's worth checking out.

They is a 2002 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8 and a MetaScore of 31.

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    1 hr 29 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (13,770)
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