Moviemakers have been so obsessive about adapting every single item written by prolific horror author Stephen King that the very marketable King name--which almost always guarantees a good read--has come to almost always guarantee a lousy movie. If the short story "Sometimes They Come
Back" had been written by anyone else, would this network TV movie even exist?
High school instructor Jim Norman (Tim Matheson) reluctantly accepts a post in his hometown where, 30 years earlier, Jim and his brother Wayne (Chris Demetral) were bushwacked by leather-jacketed bullies. Wayne died at their hands but Jim got away, and the three guilty greasers subsequently fried
in a f...