We Are What We Are (2013)
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Cast: Larry Fessenden, Michael Parks, Nick Damici, Annemarie Lawless, Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Wyatt Russell, Odeya Rush, Julia Garner, Traci Hovel, Vonia Arslanian, Kelly McGillis, Eric Stanze, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Laurent Rejto
Director(s): Jim Mickle
Jim Mickle (Stakeland) directs We Are What We Are which is actually a remake of the 2010 Mexican film by the same name. You can catch this new horror movie this upcoming September 27, 2013. After watching the trailer we see that some places around the world still practice traditions that are very strange and terrifying to what we are now accustomed to.
In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, “Boardwalk Empire”) rules his family with a rigorous fervor, 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, THE MASTER) and Rose (Julia Garner, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) 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.
WE ARE WHAT WE ARE also stars Michael Parks (DJANGO UNCHAINED), Golden Globe Nominee Kelly McGillis (WITNESS), Nick Damici (STAKELAND), Wyatt Russell (THIS IS 40) and newcomer Jack Gore. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE was written by Mickle and Damici. The two previously collaborated on the screenplays for Mickle’s first two features, MULBERRY STREET and STAKELAND (winner of the “Midnight Madness” Audience Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival).
A re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gripping portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.
Synopsis: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.