We Are What We Are (2013) review

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When a flood causes human remains to be unearthed, the Parker family’s existence starts to reveal itself in this horror film. Review after the jump.

Mrs Parker is out shopping when she suddenly starts to bleed from the mouth and collapses into a large puddle, causing her to drown. Obviously the Parker’s, which consists of a father, two daughters and a young son, are upset but soon go about their everyday life.we are what we are 202x300 We Are What We Are (2013) review

We can tell that the family are different to others from the off. They dress in vintage clothes, they are very religious and they act differently. This is mainly due to their secret. An old custom that has been in their family for hundreds of years – they are cannibals.

The small-town doctor, who lost his daughter years back, comes across a bone in a stream and soon comes to the conclusion that it came from a human. After tests on the corpse of Mrs Parker, he soon starts to piece together the puzzle of the missing townspeople and the Parker’s secret.

We Are What We Are is a remake of a 2010 Mexican horror film. Although the film can be slow at times, we are drawn into the life of the Parkers – willing to know more about what makes them do what they do.

The film is shot beautifully, with great landscape shots, close-ups of rain dripping on trees and excellent lighting. Hats off to cinematographer Ryan Samul.  The acting in the film is rather excellent too.

Like  stated earlier, the film can be slow in parts, but stick with it for a well-made horror film with a powerful ending.

4 / 5 stars     

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