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Stephen King's: Sometimes They Come Back (2002) Adventure Movie Review

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Stephen King's: Sometimes They Come Back (2002)

Desperate for work, troubled high school teacher Jim Norman (Tim Matheson) relocates his family to his rural hometown after procuring a much-needed job there. Once home he must relive and confront a childhood nightmare:  the high school hoodlums who murdered his older brother in a tunnel ambush, and were killed themselves by an oncoming train, are slowly rising from the grave to finish the job by killing Norman.  The ghostly hooligans, who appear as flesh and blood to students, start "transferring" into school when some of Norman’s students mysteriously perish; however their phantom, fire-spitting car is invisible to all but their victims.  Suspicion for the inexplicably rising student-body count soon falls squarely on Norman, who must find a way to protect his wife and son from danger, vanquish the supernatural hoods, and cast off the shackles of his past.  It’s a fairly straightforward plot with some obvious elements, but Matheson and his supporting cast (including wife Brooke Adams) create a suspenseful, fear-inducing atmosphere under the able direction of Tom McLoughlin from a screenplay adaptation by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal. —Bryan Reesman


Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

About Stephen King's: Sometimes They Come Back (2002)

Title: Stephen King's: Sometimes They Come Back
Year: 2002
Starring: John Leguizamo, Jack Black, Stephen Root, Alan Tudyk, Tara Strong, Denis Leary, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Wedge, Josh Hamilton, Lorri Bagley, Goran Visnjic, Denny Dillon, Jane Krakowski, Diedrich Bader, Ray Romano, Peter Ackerman, P.J. Benjamin, Mitzi McCall, Dann Fink
Director: Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 10 users. Reviews: 10.
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Family
MPAA Rating: PG

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