Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back / Sometimes They Come Back Again
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Sometimes They Come Back was the beginning of a 3 part Stephen King trilogy that spanned throughout different years in the 90s. None of the 3 films were ever released in theaters but instead made for TV movies.
Sometimes They Come Back was the first of this trilogy that came out in 1991 and is based off of Stephen King’s short story under the same name. The plot revolves around 36 year old Jimmy Norman who has relocated back to his childhood town with his wife, Sally and his son, Scott to be a high school teacher. Jim left the town after his older brother; Wayne was murdered by a group of greasers by the names of Richard Lawson, Vinnie Vincent, and David North in 1963 in a train tunnel. The greaser crooks were killed shortly after via an oncoming train that sent their car bursting into flames.
Now as the anniversary of Wayne’s death is approaching, Jim begins having nightmares and recollections of his brother’s death. As Jim begins bonding with some of his students, they begin getting killed off in ways that are made to look like suicides. For every student killed off, they’re replaced in class with a member of the greaser gang who have now been resurrected as demons.
Jim realizes that Lawson, Vincent, and North have returned from the dead to exact revenge on him for their death many years before and that they plan on killing him the same way they killed his brother in the train tunnel with his wife and son as bait. Jim has been running from the past ever since Wayne died, but now Jim is forced to stop running and battle his past demons that are hell-bent on killing him too.
Overall: This was a great movie to start off the trilogy.Read more ›
***I wanted to let you all know that Amazon made good on the mistake and reimbursed me half of the price. I did not expect or want the refund I just wanted people to know that it was only 1 movie.
The first movie was the only good one anyway. Thanks again Amazon!
Imagine her in a movie where she and her hot and horny little girlfriends wear denim miniskirts while being preyed on by a lusting teenage reincarnation of Satan.
This movie may be dumb, shallow and a mess.
But it is almost always a visual feast. Miniskirt leg freaks rejoice!!
The first movie is based on a King short story in the compilation "Night Shift." It is a nicely done tale in the vein of the revenge drama, where those who have a grudge against someone return to wear down and destroy their antagonist. In that sense, "Sometimes They Come Back" has a dramatic core familiar from "Kiss of Death" or "Cape Fear," both movies where a resentful and psychotic gangster returns to destroy the person who they blame for their imprisonment. In "Sometimes" three kids who harassed the protagonist as a child and killed his brother return from the dead to avenge themselves for their own deaths, which occurred accidentally in the old incident.
The movie interprets the King story quite nicely. The changes made to the last third of the short story don't take too much away from the original ending, and in some ways add to it.
But "Sometimes They Come Back Again" comes from the "we made money from the first, let's see if we can squeeze out a few extra nickels" school of film writing. The story tries to borrow the same three characters (or ones that look like them) with a different plot line. It brings in Satanism, a boring mysterious priest, a little satanic cheesecake, and a plot that might have made a 30-minute TV show. At the end it uses part of the ending of the original King story out of context, where it should have been left well enough alone.Read more ›
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I absolutely love the first movie,the second one was a not as serious little sequel to the original.Published 23 months ago by Ray Clemons Jr.
Love both of these movies, it even mentions the character that Tim Masterson plays in the first one. My only complaint is the second movie skips a little. In all love both films.Published on January 21, 2014 by Rebecca Bugara
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