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They 2002

They falls in the category of, I nearly turned it off. What an ill-conceived, poorly scripted, terribly acted piece of crap.

The gist: A group of friends had childhood night terrors in which some kind of creatures tried to kill them. In their adult life, they find out that they were "marked" by these creatures who are now coming back for them. There is something about "alternate universes" or at least "a creature world that is invisible to humans but can be inhabited by humans".

Things may get confusing from here on out if I don't stop to mention that these creatures are called (you guessed it) THEY.

Where this story falls down: Why these four people and NO ONE ELSE IN THE WORLD?! This isn't really explained (or was unsatisfactorily explained).

Why do THEY bring people into their alternate monster universe to be killed when they can maul people in the regular human world? This seems inefficient at best. And like bad writing at worst.

Why is the "crazy guy" stupid? He tries to explain to one of his friends all the "signs that THEY are coming" which includes babies crying. Now. I get that to his friends this guy is supposed to sound nuts, BUT this is simply nuts. Babies cry for all kind of reasons BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO VERBAL SKILLS. Why didn't we go with a story like, dogs barking or something that COULD be attributed to "sensing something that humans can't see"?

If any of this sounds familiar it's because you've seen a horror movie before. And because Wes Craven was the executive producer.

Huge surprise coming up here - this movie BOMBED at the box office. Then, somehow it made it out on blu-ray as part of a "collection" with one of Wes Craven's personal failures, Cursed.

Wrap up: The world may actually be a better place without this movie.

You can watch the trailer here if you literally have NOTHING ELSE to waste your life on.

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