They Wait

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Movie Info

Jason (Terry Chen) and his wife, Sarah (Jaime King), leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei (Pei-pei Cheng). Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam (Regan Oey), begins seeing ghosts and violent deaths. After Sam is hospitalized, Sarah consults with a pharmacist (Henry O) who's well-informed about Chinese mythology and who tells her that supernatural forces threaten her son.

Cast & Crew

Henry O
Pharmacist
Michael Biehn
Blake O'Connell
Trevor Markwart
Writer
Diane Boehme
Executive Producer
Uwe Boll
Executive Producer
Andrew Koster
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Critic Reviews for They Wait

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

  • Director Ernie Barbarash makes judicious use of CGI trickery -- in one key scene, he cleverly shocks his audience into laughing -- but at heart, he's an old-school traditionalist when it comes to scary stuff.

    May 1, 2008

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • There are elements of a good fright flick and intriguing ghost story in They Wait. It's too bad that they are overshadowed by all the bad aspects " terrible dialogue and cheesy special effects and makeup.

    January 25, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Initially promising for its attempt to situate Asian supernatural motifs within a North American context, They Wait is itself too derivative of its own movie ancestors to yield fresh scares.

    January 25, 2008 | Rating: 2/4
  • The plot pieces all fit together nicely, the acting is fair and the scary stuff is well executed.

    January 25, 2008 | Full Review…
  • ...a tedious and downright silly piece of work.

    September 24, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for They Wait

  • Sep 16, 2010
    Quite good and interesting.
    The B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 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.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2008
    Sarah (Jamie King), Jason (Terry Chen), and their son Sammy (Oey), return to Vancouver for his uncle's funeral. Sammy and Sarah see ghosts and Sammy gets very sick. The movie is about Sarah first realizing what she is seeing, and then finding out what the ghost wants if she is going to save Sammy. The movie is scary enough plus you get to learn a bit of Canadian-Asian history.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2008
    Here is an interesting one! An intriguing story plot. Interesting cast. Definitely worthy.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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