Sometimes They Come Back (1991) - Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 64 found boring (12.5%)

One-line Reviews (28)

They start giving Teach problems and soon we have an intensive thriller where the anniversary of the date where they and he once met years ago is arriving.

Slightly flawed but highly enjoyable effort .

Added to terrible acting, awful special effects and a complete lack of credible storyline (which the original at least had), and you can count this being just a smidge better than "Random Hearts", making "Sometimes" the 2nd-worst movie of all time.

The fact that the initial accident itself feels like the kind of accident that really could happen in such a location, with the greaser gang tormenting them and then getting caught up in the train coming through the tunnel does come off like a rather enjoyable setup for later, and with the way this holds up the different incidents later on that trigger the incidents later on.

A fair amount is left unexplained anyway, so why add to any confusion with redundant flashbacks?

As far as the story line of the present movie, don't waste your time with it.

It's just an entertaining movie.

Enjoyable enough .

With the group out and tormenting him and his family with some rather impressive stalking scenes of the family at the house and the later scene in the church where they get taken away leading into the final confrontation in the tunnel once again as this makes for a rather thrilling and engaging finish that plays out the fateful accident that came through in the rest of the film.

There were some exciting action scenes, like the one where Billy, riding his bike, is trying to get away from Lawson's Gang who are chasing him with their car.

The 'exciting' ending occurs when Norman is forced to re-live that fateful night which occurred 27 years earlier.

It is Scary and Suspenseful.

Some suspense, not very much gore, and a slow moving plot keeps this from being a pretty decent movie.

One of the worst movies of all time .

This movie may not be perfect concerning plot or storyline, but it's definitely worth the watch.

I didn't find it very scary, but it was entertaining, and the King-feel really shone through.

sometimes confusing....

The trouble is that it's very, very mundane and we've seen it all before, this film offers nothing new.

It's just one major cliche after the next.

Very bland, dull and senseless "horror" film, that truly is not worthy to carry Stephen King's name.

Boring movie actually...

I enjoyed it.

Fairly gripping adaptation.

Worth watching .

I enjoyed it a lot, and it gave me the creeps.

Well made and exciting, it was Fun to watch and was really enjoyable.

All his recurrent traits are present: the teacher father, a young family, the childhood drama, the monsters, the irony with the empty desk....

Worth the watch if you have good taste in movies .