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Watchable Stephen King adaptation.
on 25 April 2014
"Sometimes They Come Back" by Tom McLoughlin ("Friday the 13th Part 6-Jason Lives","One Dark Night") is an adaptation of the short story written by Stephen King. The plot is simple: a school teacher (Tim Matheson) is chased by the dead punks who killed his brother when he was a kid. I never read King's story so I can't compare one to the other, but this version was fairly easy to follow with creepy moments throughout, although it seems that I've seen the "car greasers" in other King adaptations before this movie as well, like Stand By Me and Christine. As a horror buff, let me add that this isn't very scary, but as a stand alone film it isn't that bad. The main issue I had with the film however was the bad music which almost made it sound like a bad drama show or T.V. movie of the week, the camera work was also a bit flat with some uninteresting shots, it's competent and well made although somewhat flat and a bit dull to look at. The acting was OK so I would recommend it for the performances and the storyline was pretty decent. While not the best Stephen King horror film out there it's still worth a watch.