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They Look Like People

5.91 h 19 min201615
FrightFest Presents. Described as this generation's Donnie Darko this is a tense, chilling yet beautiful horror genre-bending thriller. Suspecting that people are transforming into malevolent shape-shifters, Wyatt flees to New York to seek his estranged childhood friend. As the mysterious horrors close in, Wyatt questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Perry Blackshear
MacLeod AndrewsEvan DumouchelMargaret Ying Drake
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Perry Blackshear
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3.3 out of 5 stars

70 global ratings

  1. 28% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 23% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 19% of reviews have 1 stars
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PaulReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 August 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best worst movies I've ever seen.
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1) One question - who has been giving this five start reviews?!
2) What I've learnt - My perseverance abilities are far greater than I thought.
3) True story > The scariest part of this film is a sock fight.
4) Finally - this could very well be in the top five of the best worst movies I have ever seen ! Hence the 1 star :)
14 people found this helpful
Amy of DarknessReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful film and scary as hell!
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This is an amazingly tense and thoughtful film - sadly it seemed to disappear under the radar for many horror fans. I saw it at FrightFest and was waiting for UK distribution so how exciting that it is finally on amazon. They Look Like People is a wonderful portrayal of mental health and paranoia that is equal amounts scary and moving but also makes some interesting points about toxic masculinity and male friendship that is rarely explored in film. Great script, nuanced acting and lovely sound design - it reminds me of Jacob's Ladder or Session 9. Scary as hell!
7 people found this helpful
Miss V. ShawReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 September 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing actually happens.
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I'm a horror junkie, have over 500 horror dvds and have seen over a thousand so far.. This film doesn't rank high for me, but it wasn't awful. I only add films I really enjoyed to my collection, sadly this one will definitely not be making its way there.

It isn't awful. It's very suspenseful and atmospheric, great character development, no rubbish jump scares. I liked the fact that you never find out if the guy is crazy or not. Apart from that, nothing actually happens. Seriously. Nothing happens. You wait for the film to pick up and get a little bit exciting, and it never does. I love suspenseful films, and films that don't require jump scares. As I said, great atmosphere and suspense. Great actors. But that's it. It's not really a horror film, it's more of a suspenseful drama.

Not great, not terrible
4 people found this helpful
Lord RS BiscuitsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Give this a chance, you might just love it.
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Forget the write up that says its "this generation's Donnie Darko" because that is just unfair to this film and gives unrealistic expectations.
I may have given it an extra star had I not been expecting what Prime Movies promised. Anyway......

This micro budget, slow burner certainly didnt "wow me" for the first half of the movie (see above) and I seriously considered switching it off.
However I'm glad that I didnt and that I watched to the end!
I felt that the acting, direction etc was excellent and suggest that you go in with limited expectations and then will hopefully be pleasantly surprised.
2 people found this helpful
J. WellsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Perry Blackshear has potential to be a big-name/big-budget director in the future
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What people giving this a low rating fail to understand is that it was probably made on a TINY budget by a director just starting out. The acting isn't over the top. I thought it was pretty understated - semi-realistic/natural. The film is almost entirely character-based. On the strength of this, I think Perry Blackshear has serious potential as a future big-name director. What he managed to do with some serious limitations is pretty impressive.

Would I watch it again? Probably not. But I can say the same for hundreds of other movies - many I've also enjoyed.
4 people found this helpful
DanielReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 May 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
They look like people. And they ARE just people.
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I will avoid trying to spoil things here. It's a short film that could have been a whole hour shorter. Plenty of socially uncomfortable moments that detract from the expected plot.. Do two troubled friends find solace and redemption? I hope so. But the viewer is left with just that. Hope that things get sorted out. I gave this 2 starts for the tension. But everything else, including the massive anticlimax, equates to a shape-shifter free experience.
One person found this helpful
lightdoveReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 December 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
A film about nothing at all...?
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What a disappointing film. Great title I was expecting something along the lines of 'They Live' not the confusing mess this turned out to be. Nothing happened apart from Wyatt's paranoia. And what was the bit with the blankets & socks all about? Oh for God's sake. If ever there was a filler that was. The only bit that interested me was the eye candy that was Wyatt...! As for the rest, a waste of my time that I'll never get back.
2 people found this helpful
StuReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Why the hell did I watch this trash???
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Words can not describe how painfully boring this film is. Its not scary, its not tense, the concept of humans being taken over was done better in the YouTube short *There Are Monsters* that short itself was ruined by making a feature length movie of an idea better suited to 15 minutes run time, this has MANY of those same problems as all these "Movies" do. They pad the film with filler garbage that you don't care about simply so Hollywood can make money because they are too bereft of ideas for an original movie idea they steal from YouTube of all things & like all the horror shorts before it, this fails on every level
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