They Come Back

  • John Bradshaw (2007)
  • US / Can
They Come Back
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Mia Kirshner wears an almost permanent expression of angst in this nonetheless watchable Sixth Sense-style TV movie. Yet while she gives a sympathetic performance as a guilt-ridden psychologist, it's her orphaned ten-year-old patient (Saw franchise regular Niamh Wilson) who makes the drama. Menaced by unseen supernatural forces that send director John Bradshaw into a frenzy of weird camera angles and jarring flashbacks, the youngster convincingly captures her character's haunted vulnerability. Gloomy hues and a jangling score add to the consequently creepy atmosphere, fuelling a couple of efficient jolts and compensating for budget-restricted special effects. Inevitably, events have a feeling of déjà vu, but the focus on relationships and emotions keeps them interesting.

Plot Summary

Supernatural mystery starring Mia Kirshner. A psychologist reluctantly takes on a new patient - a young girl who survived a car accident that killed both her parents. Are the child's symptoms simply a result of the trauma or is there a more menacing explanation?

Cast and crew

Cast

Dr Faith Hardy
Mia Kirshner
Mason
Jonathan Watton
Marley
Niamh Wilson
Mrs Carr
Rosemary Dunsmore
Megan
Charlotte Arnold
Naketha
Yanna McIntosh
Amanda
Christy Bruce
Edward
Hamish McEwan
Sofia
Deanna Casaluce
Margaret
Elva Mai Hoover

Crew

Director
John Bradshaw

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Categories
Drama