Available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital is the horror film, They Reach. This could also be classified as a thriller.
They Reach stars Mary Madaline Roe, Morgan Chandler, Eden Campbell, Kyan Zielinski, Elizabeth Rhoades, Ash Calder and Frederick Floyd.
Young Jessica (Roe) and her family are dealing with the loss of her older brother.
Jessica is a lot like her father, John (Calder), in that she likes to collect “junk” and turn it into science experiments and other interesting things. Jessica is seen as a nerd, but that is OK with her best friends, Sam (Chandler) and Cheddar (Campbell).
One day, Jessica visits and antique store. She finds a box of junk. The shop keeper, feeling sorry for her because she lost her brother, gives her the box for free.
Most people would think that the stuff inside the box is useless junk, but not Jessica. She sees potential.
Inside the box is an older reel to reel player. Unbeknown to Jessica at that time, the player is actually a portal that allows demons into our world.
Jessica and her friends start to see things that are not there (creepy people to name a few). Even people close to her are seeing something. Some people even go missing.
What is the world is going on? Why are Jessica and her friends seeing monster and demons? Where are the missing people going?
By the time they figure out what is going on, it’s too late. The demons are on the lose and snagging everyone around her.
Will Jessica survive long enough to close the portal and stop the demons? Or are things too late for Jessica, her family and her friends? To find out you need to purchase or rent They Reach. Look for it where ever movies are sold or rented.
This film is set back in the 1970’s. I’m not really sure why, but the film does have a retro appeal to it. I grew up in the 70’s and I used to ride my bike all over the place, just like the kids do in the film.
First and foremost… never bring home things from junk stores or antique stores. You don’t know their backstory. You never know what you are purchasing. I collect horror dolls, but I won’t buy old dolls. All of my horror dolls were made to order. I don’t want to risk bringing a potentially haunted or cursed item into my home. Yes… I really feel that way.
I give a lot of credit to the young actors in this film. They carried it so well that you didn’t really need many grown up actors.
I am a diehard horror movie fan. I wasn’t scared by this film, but I am please with the demons in this film. You don’t really see them (just once). Mostly you see creepy hands reaching out from places to grab you.
I enjoyed the special effects in this film.
If you are someone who doesn’t like “jump scares,” this might not be the film for you. There are a lot of jump scares in this film.
There is also some graphic violence, gore and a lot of blood. If these things make you queasy or uneasy, you might want to reconsider watching this film. If elements like that appeal to you, then you should enjoy this film.
I review A LOT of films. I would have to say that probably 75% of films I review I won’t ever watch again. They are the types of movies where if you see them once, that is all you need. As for this film, this is one of those rare few that I would watch it again if it came on one of the premium movie channels (HBO, Starz, Cinemax…), or on a channel like Syfy.
You can learn more about this film by visiting it’s official website, TheyReach.com.
*I received a free screener in order to review this film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.