They Wait

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Ernie Barbarash
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min


Shanghai present day

Oh! I'm sorry. Did I scare you?

- No.

I think " Lights out " means technically

you have to have the lights out,

and you, under the covers.

Sweet dreams.

- Don't!

- Sammy, it's late.

- What wrong?

- Do you believe in ghosts?

- I like the ghosts stories.

- It is ghost's month now.

- Ghost what??

- Ghost's month.

Actually in Mandarin, it is called

Hungry Ghosts Month.

It is the time of the year when

the dead can eat you.

- You know you are too young to have this comics.

- It is not the comics,

- Suzy Chang told me.

- Well the ghosts don't eat you.

Suzy Chang says, if you don't give them sacrifices

they will eat you.

- Suzy Chang likes to scare you.

- Suzy Chang's grandmother did not give them sacrifices,

and they found her with half of the face missing.

They say that a demon bite it right off.

- Ok, that's too much, I am going to call Miss Chang.

- No!

That girl had got you scare half to death

I'll be fine,

please don't call.

- Do you want Reggie? He protects you.

- I am not scare.

Ok, Big guy.

Light, please.




Of course, I'll come and tell

Aunt May that I'm coming .

- What is it?

- Uncle Raymond died.

- Oh, no.

- Yes, I need to. I need to go home.

- But, I have meetings all week.

- Jason,

- May raised you, you have to go.

- Yes, I know.

- I am.sorry babe, I'm just..

- We'll go with you.

- No, no.

- You're not going to handle this alone.

We 'll help you, Daddy.

come here.

Thanks Buddy.

Pacific Northwest

- Dad, are those sacrifices for the dead?

- Yeh, how did you know?

- The kids at school told me.

- What is she doing?

It is what they call hell money

for the spirits.

- It's supposed to be ghost money, t's all superstition.

- And what if it's real?

We should burn

money for the Uncle Raymond?

No, honey, I don't think that it is necessary.

Uncle Raymond loves monry so much,

that I don't think he likes to see it burn.

- Are all these people here for the Uncle?

- Yes, he did a lot for everyone.

From the beginning, he made jobs,

from the benevolence society,

it helped anyone who needed it.

He always give back.

That's why they still stuck with him

after all these years.

- I've no idea.

- Did you grow up in here?

Yes I sure did, you should seen

it when the factory was opened,

busiest place in Chinatown.

- My friends were all jealousies.

- Why?

You could play hide and seek all day

and never been found.

Let's go check it up , come on.

This is no place for children.

- Sammy? here you are .

- Oh, then this is Sam.

You must be Sarah.

How noce to finally to meet you.

- Hey, I'm sorry. I don't...

- Xiang Wu, Raymond's partner in crime.

You are even lovely than your wedding pictures.

Thank you.

Sammy, this is daddy's Uncle Xiang,

who worked with Uncle Raymond.

You are such a big boy.

- I think that I scared him.

- Uncle Xiang.

- Hei, Jason.

- Good to see.

- You have a lovely family.

- Thank you.

The bones'collector is dead.

- The end of an era.

- Yes, Uncle Raymond was a great man.

Jason, I'm going to take him for a walk,

he is strange.

- ok, See you a bit.

- Want to go for a squat?

- It was a nice to meet you.

- Goodbye.

- ok.excuses me

- I'm sorry .

- She is the lady of Shanghai.

- The man with the golden lens.

- You look great.

- Thank you.

This must be the heir of the throne.

This is Blake, mummy's friend.

who We used to work in the newspaper.

- Hello, nice to meet you young man.

- Hello. Thank you.

Are you back?

We are here for the

Jason's uncle funeral .

- What are you shooting?

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