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Plot: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what’s worse, it might be coming back to get her..
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A typical genre piece but a reasonably enjoyable one on those terms
When Julia Lund goes to a late night diner to meet friend Billy she assumes he is on something when he starts babbling about how “they” come for him in the dark and how he has to work nights to survive. However she did not expect him to kill himself, claiming that it is his only way to escape the monsters that he fears in the dark. At the funeral she meets some friends of Billy who seem to believe his ramblings and tell her stories that cannot possibly be true. When Julia herself starts seeing things in the dark, she starts to doubt her own sanity.
Opening with a scene that trades nicely on childhood fears of the dark and dark spaces, this film continues with the one idea that there are monsters out there but cannot ever get above the level of basic and rather obvious horror. Not that this is a bad thing in itself but put it this way it is very much a “Wes Craven Presents” affair even if his name was taken off it for wider release. The story isn’t great as really it is just enough narrative to string together lots of flickering lights, shadowy movements and jump scares; it never gets below the surface and is never intriguing enough to really engage but then I suppose that is not what the film is aiming for. Rather it just wants to be a horror that trades on sudden things and half seen creatures and, as such, it works well enough. The creatures stay hidden even when you see them (a good thing) and the ending does not betray the mood of the majority.
The cast aren’t anything to write home about but they are as good as the standard you expect for such films. Regan is impressive even if a lot of her role involves screaming; she still does manage to descent convincingly and her fear is believable. As director Harmon enjoys the ominous places such as cupboards and corners and he uses them well even if he is never above having something suddenly jump out it is hardly Ring but it suits the type of film he is trying to make.
Overall this is not a great film but it is an enjoyable genre film a horror with unseen beasts and lots of basic jump scares. It doesn’t work above that level but thankfully it doesn’t really try to. It may be bad grammar, but if you like this sort of thing then “They” is worth checking out, even if it is a bit samey and predictable for the majority.
Gimme some They.
Interesting return to psychological suspense for the modern horror film that, unfortunately, didn’t fare very well at the box office, “They” is at the forefront of a mini-revival of the “night terrors” genre. It isn’t particularly shocking, but what is shocking about it is that it works at all. A PG-13 horror film doesn’t have to suck; “Poltergeist” was rated PG after all, and that was a great time at the movies. “They” doesn’t play out like a movie that was edited for violence, but rather one in which the violence isn’t necessary. In this film, what takes place off-screen is a lot better than actually seeing it.
Laura Regan stars as Julia Lund, a young woman studying to be a psychologist. She is contacted by a disturbed childhood friend named Billy. Billy is obsessed with the notion that unknown beings are lurking in the darkness, ready to attack him. Julia meets him at a diner where she listens to his ranting, and notices a strange wound on his hand.
Julia slowly finds herself beginning to share Billy’s hallucinations, if that’s what they really are. She discusses Billy’s madness with two of his friends, Sam and Terry, and Julia discovers that they all have suffered night terrors when they were children. Like Sam and Terry, Julia suffers a sudden “recurrence”, and she starts to realize that whatever it was that attacked them all as children has come back for them in adulthood.
‘They’ are slimy, angular things that inhabit dark places like air ducts, basements, and subway tunnels. We never get a good look at them, and that’s one of the things that turns off many of the viewers. Like ‘Blair Witch Project’, a lot of filmgoers are furious that the movie makers have not dragged their creatures out into the daylight so that we can have a nice long CGI look at them. In reality, it’s one of the reasons the movie worked at all.
Also, I don’t understand the hostility that I keep seeing directed toward Laura Regan when people discuss ‘They.’ All anybody seems to do is complain about how slender she is, or how long her neck is. It’s a shame these people can’t relate to a leading lady who doesn’t look like Britney Spears. Actually I thought Regan’s performance was the other reason why ‘They’ works as a suspenseful film. I was reminded of Mia Farrow in ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ the way she looked so delicate and vulnerable. The plot is more than a little thin, and relies on Regan’s performance to flesh it out a little bit. In fact, the scariest part of the movie wasn’t supernatural at all, but it was when Julia had to give her thesis defense in front of her instructors.
What keeps ‘They’ from being a better film is the sense of deja vu that hangs over the whole thing. It’s an original twist on overly familiar territory. The supporting characters, like Julia’s boyfriend and her psychologist, grow a little tiresome the way they consistently rationalize Julia’s terror. Of course, it doesn’t help that Julia conveniently leaves all evidence of ‘They’ in the sink after she pulls their ‘marker’ from her body. I also could have done without the cheesy ‘thriller’ music that was in this movie. It deserved a much more ominous score. The story may have benefited from some more theories about what ‘they’ might be, and more importantly, what they want.
But the director really manages to work up a palpable atmosphere of dread in this movie. There are some terrific set pieces where the characters are confronted with these creatures from another dimension, and the photography is moody. Several of the plot points are admittedly illogical, but that’s the territory in movies like this. The ending in particular was especially good, very reminiscent of the cult classic made-for-TV shocker ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.’
I wasn’t bored once during ‘They’, so I suppose that makes me a little unusual. My advice is that if you are a fan of classic horror, especially films from the 70s, then ‘They’ may be a good time for you. If you are expecting anything explicit, or if you hate having to use your own imagination, then you’ll probably yell ‘That SUCKED’ after ‘They’ concludes.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Robert Harmon
Writer Brendan Hood
Actors Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry, Dagmara Dominczyk
Country USA, Canada
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Dimension Films, Radar Pictures, Focus Features
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)