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WES CRAVEN PRESENTS: THEY

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Wes Craven Presents: They

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/27/02
performer:
Laura Regan, Jon Abrahams, Marc Blucas, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ethan Embry
director:
Robert Harmon
distributor:
Dimension Films
author:
Brendan Hood
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

Stalked by the incarnation of her childhood nightmares–crustaceanlike creatures that lurk in the shadows, waiting for the lights to go out–glum grad student Julia (Regan) takes a little too long to catch on to the danger as she schlepps around a rain-soaked city plagued by blackouts. But while teasing out our anticipation, the movie (”presented,” but not directed or produced, by Craven) also builds a genuine sense of dread before finally unleashing its series of glancing jolts. The last one alone is worth the rental fee.