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“We Are What We Are” Trailer

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 this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.

I actually found myself getting genuinely creeped out while watching this trailer. I don’t know about you, but underground aluminum cells with tiny face holes elicit that kind of reaction from me.

Plus, it’s nice to see a horror film adaption change things up beyond setting. In the original version, the cannibalistic (?) duties of the head of the family fell to the eldest son. This version suggests a female chain of command.

Even though I’m usually let down by horror movies, this trailer offered enough little tidbits to keep me interested, which means I’ll probably be seeing We Are What We Are when it comes out.

We Are What We Are stars Riley Keough and Kelly McGillis, and as far as I can tell, doesn’t have a release date yet. Are you interested in seeing it?