Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We Are What We Are (2013)

I often enjoy finding time to sneak in a unknown horror flick. That is exactly what happened last night after Repo, when the rest of the house went to bed. After some debate, I decided on the 2013 low budget entry, We Are What We Are.

Plot/ The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

As usual, I went into this one knowing very little and what I found; I absolutely loved. Relying more on atmosphere, story, and soundtrack this film rises way above many of the other low budget movies that have been released in some time. This film was well made, with outstanding cinematography, solid acting, and detail-oriented script. While the pacing is spot on, there is are some uneven moments sprinkled in that will potentially turn off some viewers who are obsessed by quick-twitch scares. In the end, this was an entertaining movie with a dark tension being permeated throughout. It is not for everyone, but if you enjoy dark atmospheric films, you should enjoy it.

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