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Sometimes They Come Back (1991) (TV)

Director:
Tom McLoughlin

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Horror/Drama

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Sometimes They Come Back

RUNNING TIME
97 minutes

Producer:
Dino De Laurentiis
Michael S. Murphey

Screenwriter (based on the short story by Stephen King):
Lawrence Konner
Mark Rosenthal


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jim Norman Tim Matheson
Sally Norman Brooke Adams
Wayne Norman Chris Demetral
Richard Lawson Robert Rusler
Scott Norman Robert Hy Gorman -
Vinnie Vincent Nicholas Sadler
David North Bentley Mitchum
Carl Mueller William Sanderson -
Billy Sterns Matt Nolan -

 

Review

Tim Matheson gives an industrious, agreeable performance as a high school teacher who returns to his rural hometown and encounters the murderous ghosts of the punks who killed his brother 27 years ago. In many ways a classic Stephen King story, with familiar elements such as small-town stereotypes and social mechanisms, menacing cars, and obviously some dabbling in the interface between life and death. The film is nicely structured, with a useful basic premise and a well thought-out back story, but it's not as engaging as King's best horror stories. It lacks mystique. The stylized antagonists look and act more like characters from a Michael Jackson video than like genuinely scary apparitions. Made for TV.

Copyright 14.09.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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