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They Wait (2007)

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A young mother and her six-year-old son come face to face with the mysteries of two murders and a great crime against the Chinese community into which they have recently arrived from Shanghai.

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Ernie Barbarash

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Trevor Markwart (story), Trevor Markwart (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Sarah
Terry Chen ... Jason
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Aunt Mei (as Cheng Pei Pei)
Henry O Henry O ... Pharmacist
Regan Oey Regan Oey ... Sam
Colin Foo ... Raymond
Tseng Chang ... Xiang
Michael Biehn ... Blake O'Connell
Vicky Huang ... Shen
Donald Fong Donald Fong ... Ben
Wally Houn Wally Houn ... Pang
Stephen Chang ... Funeral Director (as Stephen MD Chang)
Donny Lucas ... Sam's Doctor
Suzanne Bastien Suzanne Bastien ... Nurse #1
Erika Conway ... Nurse #2
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A couple returns to North America for a family funeral, having lived in Shanghai, China for the previous six years. Soon after they arrive, their son Jamie begins to see ghosts and suffer possession by one of the living dead, and it all ties in with the Chinese festival of Ghost Month, when the doors of hell supposedly open and angry spirits are given the chance to terrorize the living. Written by Fangoria

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They are the Hungry Ghosts, THEY WAIT For the seventh day, To tell their stories See more »


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Rated R for some violence/disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2009 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

30 Jours de terreur See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Atmospheric thriller
4 April 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Jaime Kinmg stars as a young mom in THEY WAIT, a murder mystery and ghost story rolled into one. She travels to the state from her home in Shaghai to attend a funeral. Weird things begin to happen almost immediately, including the son sliding into a trance-lie state and a mute young Chinese woman popping up and then disappearing again. Lovers of ghost movies, especially ones with a revenge plot, will figure out the plot early on, but they are likely to be surprised by the ultimate solution. We get a little Chinese folklore mixed in to spice things up. King is the only recognizable name in the cast, and appears in virtually every scene. She does a fine job as a harried mother trying to make sense of the many odd things that happen to her. The movie is atmospheric and occasionally scary. It is in the vein of THE OTHERS and SIXTH SENSE.


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