Stake Land director Jim Mickle’s next turn to horror sees his remake of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, We Are What We Are, hit select theaters on September 27th and has now released its first trailer. I’m unfamiliar with the original film but based on this fantastically dark trailer I get the vibe that it’s going to have a slow-burn style of horror. In-your-face horror films are fun but we rarely get a solid tale of terror that boils slowly until finally unleashing its terrifying secret, so I’m really hoping the entire film has the same pacing as this trailer. So far, We Are What We Are looks like one to keep a close eye on.
A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules the roost 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 and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. The most important task the girls face is putting meat on the table— but not the kind that can be found at the local supermarket. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Jim Mickle paints a gripping and gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive. The film stars Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell, and Kelly McGillis. Watch the trailer below.
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Fuck that’s a great trailer. I love the sound, especially with the rain on the tin roof at the end. And I love Michael Parks. Glad to see him as the “hero” to some extent.
Glad you liked it as much as I did. It’s such a well paced and dark trailer and I love the fact that it doesn’t resort to “jump scares”. Pretty damn rare in a horror trailer!
I’m a sucker for realistic sound effects too. I love what a mic can pick up. Makes it more eerie and real.
Then you would probably love Berbarian Sound Studio. I thought it was a little on the boring side but the sound design was amazing. You’d probably get a kick out of it.
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Honestly, I wasn’t head-over-heels with the original. Every single review I’d read before seeing it raved about it, so maybe my expectations were high. I usually also get REALLY pissed off when foreign horror movies are remade and then fucked up nine out of ten times. This, though, THIS looks like a different story. Be sure to check out the trailer, the article, AND the great poster!
I have not even seen the original, maybe I should get caught up on that before I move along…
No worries, I havnt either. I have heard a lot of great things about the original but early reviews on this one have been very positive so far.
Hmmm might be worth looking into.