They Wait Reviews
November 16, 2014
A film of diminishing returns. It starts brightly and with some good scares but all becomes a little predictable towards the end.
August 19, 2012
not anywhere as bad as i imagined
June 16, 2012
The waiting is worth watching...
April 25, 2012
Too slow and generic to excite or retain interest in while waiting for the story to move up a gear into slow.
September 24, 2011
This movie seemed to be able to communicate the same concepts that make Asian ghost stories so intriguing without resorting to all the same clichés. This movie has a simple story that has been told over and over, but this adds an Asian twist with concepts such as Hungry Ghost Month and Spirit Money without alienating a western audience.
Overall the story is pretty predictable and that is the only downside to this movie. Once you figure out what is going on, it's pretty much a "which road will they take to the end" as opposed to a surprise around each corner. The acting is pretty decent for this type of flick.
I would recommend this if you want to introduce some of the elements of a good Asian horror story without all the oddness that is directly copied in some of the other remakes.
June 9, 2011
Sarah (Jaime King, My Bloody Valentine), her husband, Jason, and their six year old son, Sammy, go to Vancouver for Jason's Uncle Raymond's funeral. During their stay at Aunt Mei's house, Sammy starts seeing ghosts. He ends up in a coma at the hospital after nosing around the basement of Uncle Raymond's warehouse. Soon, Sarah sees them, too.
Desperate for answers, she visits a local pharmacist who shows her a sketch of the spirit with Sammy - her skeletal hand reaching for his exposed heart - that he drew a year ago. He tells her the spirit has imprisoned her son's soul and Sarah has until dawn on the last day of Ghost Month to find out what the spirit's motives are or Sammy will be lost forever.
The R rating has me baffled. There are some disturbing images but not near as gory as The Grudge and that's rated PG-13. There is no sex or nudity, not even a side boob. I don't even recall a single swear word. This is more mystery & suspense than it is horror, in my opinion. The scares are good but the acting is terrible. Pei-pei Cheng as Aunt Mei and the adorable Henry O as Sammy are very believable but King is a whiny mess and Chen doesn't understand the use of facial expressions.
If mine is the first review you've read of They Wait, then let me advise you not to watch the trailer if you want an awesome scare in the beginning of the film!
September 16, 2010
Quite good and interesting.
August 25, 2010
they need to yourhelp
June 14, 2010
Average. Didnt like the animal parts in the movie.. its just cruel.
July 23, 2009
scary, makes you jump x)
June 18, 2009
It was as I expected, though better than a few of the films released about the same time. At least the story was of some interest.
April 19, 2009
I dont care if they rate the scare as cheap but this movie has a good message, the good thing about it is justice was being served though crime has been done a long time ago.
April 17, 2009
This movie is SO boring it's not even funny. There's literally ONE scare in the entire movie and that scare is very cheap. So there's really nothing going for this movie at all. It's not a terrible movie but I don't know, something was just lacking. There's only one remotely interesting thing about this movie is that it's, supposedly, inspired by true events. Other than that, there's nothing interesting about this movie so you won't be missing out on anything if you decide to skip this movie. At least I watched it on free tv, I'd have been mighty pissed off had I paid to see this.
March 10, 2009
Fairly standard B-movie, but one that seems like the studio got a script, thought it might be able to fall in line after all of the other Matheson/Sixth Sense kids-who-see-dead-people movies, but gave up on it and decided to try to make it for slight DVD and Sci-fi channel rights. And, for that, it is enough. It starts off horrible, then has a decent middle, then doesn?t do anything but the predictable.
I will say this, it did give me the first real jump scare in the last 10 or so scary movies, but that isn?t enough to save it. And having Michael Biehn in it for two scenes and neither are important really doesn?t help it win some starts.
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March 5, 2009
well, this movie makes you jump a bit :p good story..
February 8, 2009
Very scary.. Interesting that they combine both Asian and western.