They Reach (2020) Movie Review

Director: Sylas Dall

Writer: Sylas Dall, Bry Troyer (Screenplay)

Starring: Mary Madaline Roe, Morgan Chandler, Eden Campbell, Kyan Zielinski, Elizabeth Rhoades

Plot: In 1979, a young girl stumbles upon a possessed tape player. She unknowingly unleashes a demonic entity that haunts her family while slowly dragging the small town of Clarkston to Hell.


Tagline – First you hear them. Then you see them. Then they reach…

Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Reach starts as Jessica Daniels (Roe) is struggling to overcome the death of her older brother, she is taking after her father John (Calder) with her tendency to collect items around the house, with her latest items leading to supernatural item release an evil in her home.

Jessica must team up with her best friends Sam (Chandler) and Cheddar (Campbell) as they look to unlock the truth before her family is taken by the evil she accidently released.

Thoughts on They Reach

Characters – Jessica is the grief filled young teenager that has seen her brother die, she is collecting items which sees her end up releasing an evil into the home, which she must work with her friends to stop, she will face her own demons to make this happen. Sam and Cheddar are the best friends that are looking to support Jessica through the difficult times, with Cheddar getting laughs through the film. The three do have great chemistry together, which drives the story forward.

PerformancesMary Madaline Roe, Morgan Chandler and Eden Campbell are great to watch together, they give us the feeling of true friendship through the whole film, while Mary gets to tackle the solo side of the film required she is just as good.

StoryThe story follows a young teenage girl that accidently release an evil into her home and must work with her friends to try and stop it from getting unleashed upon the whole town. The story here does show us a world where someone is grieving in their own way, which is always used to attract the evil into their life, it does have a feeling of a Stranger Things with how the three are trying to solve things, with the parents having their own side story dealing with the events. The story is told in a fun way that can be enjoyed.

Adventure/HorrorThe adventure side of this film shows us how the characters will be doing everything to stop the horror they find haunting them throughout the film.

SettingsThe film uses the small town setting to show us how the character would be able to work together and shows us how the town knows Jessica and her family’s loss.


Scene of the Movie – The first appearance.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – Not keen on certain moments, which will include spoilers.

Final Thoughts They Reach is a fun adventure horror that will show the characters at their best, working together to fight evil.



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