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BOOB TUBE REVIEW 1

SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK (1991)
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Directed By:
Tom McLoughlin



Starring:
Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, Chris Demetral, Robert Hy Gorman and Nicholas Sadler

Rated R
Genre: Horror
Format Used: Blockbuster DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence, Sexual Content
Also Known As:
Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back'

THE PLOT:

Jim Norman returns to his home town years after the loss of his brother. When he was just a child he was being harassed by some teenagers. One day his brother came to his rescue and was murdered by the Greeser punks for his trouble. When a train was coming, Jim took this opportunity to get even and avenge his brother's murder, he rips the keys out of the car and runs away. The punks are killed when the train collides with the car which teaches me never park inside a train tunnel in the first place.

Now home Jim is being haunted by the past and hunted by the now ghosts of the punks who wants revenge for their deaths, forgetting the fact that they did start it. But his young daughter becomes the target and if Jim can't find a way to send these undead creeps back to the hell that spawned him he may be burying another family member.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

If this was made for TV, then I was wondering why did it get an R rating. I don't remember anything in this movie to make it deserve an R rating. Anyway, the story works for the most part, the characters are well written and it is well acted. Now my question is it Jim moving back that made the ghost stir or were they always noisy and just waiting for him? Amazing to me how people like them think, they started all this by killing his brother and they think they've earned revenge for losing to a kid. That kind of thing never makes any sense to me. I can honestly say that I never read the short story, but watching this adaptation is a cool shortcut for a book report. 8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, this is a cool movie. I also must confess I never read the book either, but what I heard the movie stays fateful to the book which is always a plus to me when I rate something like this. But there are character issues in, like why the hell did they part in a acting train tunnel? I mean talk about stupid. 7 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story works.)
+ CHARACTERS (The characters are well written.)
+ ACTING (The acting is great.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (Pretty impressive creature effects)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- RATING (Why did it deserve an R rating?)
- MINOR CHARACTER ISSUES (There are some minor character issues.)

...AND FINALLY...

- TUNNEL PARKING (What moron parks in a working train tunnel?)

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