WES CRAVEN PRESENTS: THEY (2003) 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)…
Video Review

WES CRAVEN PRESENTS: THEY (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Laura Regan; Distributor: Dimension Films

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.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #714 Jun 13, 2003 Order article reprints