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They're Watching (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 25 March 2016 (USA)
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The renovation of an old house in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe will bring the crew of an American home improvement TV show up against superstitions, misunderstandings and bloody violence.

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Jay Lender, Micah Wright

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigid Brannagh ... Becky Westlake
David Alpay ... Greg Abernathy
Kris Lemche ... Alex Torini
Carrie Genzel ... Kate Banks
Mia Marcon ... Sarah Ellroy (as Mia Faith)
Dimitri Diatchenko ... Vladimir Filat
Cristian Balint ... Goran Potsnik
Mircea Constantinescu Mircea Constantinescu ... Constable
Cici Caraman Cici Caraman ... Old Hag
George Grigore George Grigore ... Village Priest
Bogdan Adrian Bogdan Adrian ... Village Punk
Adrian Anghel Adrian Anghel ... Camera Hater
Puiu Mircea Lascus Puiu Mircea Lascus ... Axeman
Bogdan Guta Bogdan Guta ... Village Brute
Andreea Mateiu Andreea Mateiu ... Waitress
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When an American home improvement TV show visits a remote Eastern European village, the young crew thinks the lack of mocha lattés and free wifi will be the worst of their problems. But after their filming interrupts the superstitious villagers' private religious ritual, the situation takes a turn for the homicidal... and when the blood starts flowing, that's when things get really weird. With THEY'RE WATCHING, noted graphic novelists and animators Micah Wright and Jay Lender turn a classic horror premise upside down to create a fresh, funny, eye-popping twist on the genre.

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From now on, we film EVERYTHING! See more »


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Country:

USA | Romania

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

25 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Budget:

$1,750,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Doina is most definitely a candy bar as well. And actually doesn't taste half bad. See more »

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SPOILER:At the end of the movie,it is found that Becky's boyfriend Goran Potsnik has been murdered some time ago, because his truck is hidden in the barn and covered in dust, giving us the idea that Becky killed him not long after she bought the house, which was 6 months before. In the movie Goran Potsnik is a professional soccer (football) player and a European one at that, pretty much making him a famous or well known person in Europe. Which makes it hard to believe that no one would have noticed he was missing and reported it. If a professional athlete was not heard from or seen in several months it would be all over the news. But in the movie, no one has noticed. See more »

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Great stuff
2 April 2016 | by livlovabiSee all my reviews

I can't believe how many viewers don't seem to grasp that this is primarily a comedy, there are too many bad reviews based on the tremendously incorrect assumption that it was intended to be a flat out horror.

As a person who's watched many of the types of shows depicted in this movie and even gone house hunting in a similar country, this film is gold.

The only thing I didn't like were some of the characters choices near the end, you know, the typical bad horror movie choices that have you screaming at the screen "no! don't go into that room alone!". But given this is a horror spoof, this could have been intentional, as a spoof of your typical horror movie.

I don't want to ruin the movie so I'll keep it vague. There were some nice surprises, I was thoroughly entertained throughout, the cast were fantastic, found footage made much more sense than in most serious horror movies, and it had plenty of laughs for those of us familiar with the type of show/experience they're parodying.

It's not a block buster type movie, not made for pleasing the masses but it had that very unusual, unexpected gem quality about it. The kind of unheard of, under rated movie that comes along and happily surprises you.


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