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  • Summary: After witnessing a horrible incident, a graduate student struggles to find the link between her childhood fear of the dark and the night terrors she now suffers.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. They has a low-budget, generic feel -- but also enough sense to know that unseen menace is a lot creepier than explicit gore.
  2. Reviewed by: Rich Cline
    60
    While it does deliver some good jolts, it never quite cranks up the terror.
  3. Sensation, not sense, is the point of this exercise, and what it lacks in originality it makes up for in effective if cheap moments of fright and dread.
  4. 38
    A dull, dumb and derivative horror film.
  5. 30
    The grad student and her boyfriend (Marc Blucas) are blandly written and the story never develops any psychological depth; the paranormal explanation for what's going on is equally slight.
  6. 20
    Craven's name doesn't appear anywhere in the credits of the film otherwise known as They. That's fitting, too, since even the worst Craven-directed movies have a lot more going for them than this painfully familiar bit of oogum-boogum.
  7. 10
    The film stinks from start to finish, like a wet burlap sack of gloom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
  1. SamS.
    Aug 14, 2006
    10
    excellent horror filmaking classic working thrills and eveyrthing you can ask for in what is wes craven's newest classic.
  2. Feb 23, 2013
    1
    THEY are part of one of the worst movies I have seen in years. I'm not even sure who the THEY are! Usually Wes Craven doesn't put his name onTHEY are part of one of the worst movies I have seen in years. I'm not even sure who the 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 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 like this even gets made. Expand

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