We Are What We Are (2013)
Director: Jim Mickle
Main Stars: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Jack Gore
Storyline: After the death of their mother the family gets isolated in their home from a weather downpour which slowly reveals their hidden secret.
Review (Spoils): Another remake from a movie with the same title this film deals with a family known as the Parkers. They are trying to pick up the pieces of the loss of their mother and now under the command of the father (Bill Sage) which the children have difficulty with. The family are trapped in a bad rain storm and they have a hidden secret that they family hides that has been brought down from generation to new generation. But when a father of a missing girl starts to snoop around the truth of the missing girl and the conflict of the family brings out the true light of what is really going on.
I normally do not care for remakes but this one is different enough that it could pass as a sequel. The film is very slow paced as it tries to build up the conflict and the mystery of the family and the tension between the father and his teenage daughters. The gore and shock is not till the very end of the film really and even then it is pretty much revealed what is happening about half way through the film which the original never did. The stars of the film are the family themselves and dually noted the two daughters (Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner) stood out.
Rating: This is a pretty decent film for what it is. It stood different enough from the original so it did not piss me off. Do not expect gore and over top effects because it really is not there which is a good thing but horror is not all about that all the time. Great film to sit back and have some beers with, it’s rare to find a horror film where the original and the remake are both decent.