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We Are What We Are

September 27th 2013
  • Horror/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 105 min,
  • Entertainment One
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  • Cast: Ambyr Childers, Odeya Rush, Kelly McGillis, Wyatt Russell, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Bill Sage, Nick Damici, Jack Gore, Reagan Leonard, Annemarie Lawless, Joel Nagle, Laurent Rejto, I.N. Sierros, Nat DeWolf, Vonia Arslanian, Hollis Gilstrap
  • Director: Jim Mickle
  • Writers: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle
  • Producers: Rodrigo Bellott, Andrew Corkin, Nicholas Shumaker, Jack Turner
  • Co Producer: Nicholas Kaiser
  • Executive Producers: Rene Bastian, Brett Fitzgerald, Emilie Georges, Tanja Meissner, Linda Moran, Mo Noorali, Jacob Pechenik
  • Art Direction: Ada Smith
  • Castings: Sig De Miguel, Stephen Vincent
  • Costume Design: Liz Vastola
  • D.O.P.: Ryan Samul
  • Editor: Jim Mickle
  • Makeup: Jessica Kelleher
  • Musics: Jeff Grace, Darren Morris, Phil Mossman
  • Production Design: Russell Barnes
  • Set Decoration: Daniel R. Kersting

Storyline

A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers) and Rose (Julia Garner) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New York, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language
  • Production Companies: Belladonna Productions, Memento Films International, Uncorked Productions, Venture Forth, The Zoo

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Trivia

2013 Guide Analysis: "A remake of Jorge Michel Grau's 2010 Mexican horror film, this take on the story of a family of ritualistic cannibals is a quite different beast to its more familiar predecessor. The original follows what happens to this family's annual ritual after the father dies. This one swaps the genders of the dead parent, so we have a strict father, two teen daughters and their toddler brother trying to carry on after their mother is killed in an accident.

Despite the gory notion of cannibalism, 'We' is said to be an old-fashioned horror tale relying on what makes the genre great - unsettling atmosphere, carefully crafted characters, and a plot that unfolds at a steady pace. Set in a rural town in New York's Catskills region, the story evokes American Gothic elements and plays up the aspects of American traditional holidays like Thanksgiving.

More importantly, reviews have praised it for treating this family as relatively normal human beings. These aren't the town's resident weirdos, they are a part of their local community and the teen girls in particular are troubled by this tradition that they are involved in. A cannibal movie with a sense of restraint? Sounds like fresh meat to me."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 23 October 2013: Sweden
  • 25 October 2013: UK
  • 1 January 2014: Belgium
  • 27 February 2014: Netherlands