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.
Starring: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, and Julia Garner
Directed by: Jim Mickle
Written by: Nick Damici, Jorge Michel Grau, and Jim Mickle
Some movies go under the radar, and it's probably better that way. Other movies go under the radar, and it's a shame more people didn't take the opportunity to see it. So which category does "We Are What We Are" fall into? Well that turns out to be an easy question to answer.
There is plenty to like starting with the creepy feel that is maintained throughout the movie. Part of that feeling is helped by the touch of mystery that lasts during the first half. The other part of that feeling comes from how many of the scenes are shot with consistent darkness, including when the downpour occurs. Throw in a setting in a strange small town, and you get a good creepy movie.
It moves at a good pace letting the audience slowly pick up on what is going on. The less the audience knows heading into the movie the better. Once they start to pick up what is happening, there is a chance they can lose some interest. However, the best thing about the movie, which is the ending, will hit the audience just before that happens. This is definitely an unexpected, brutal, and shocking ending. The title "We Are What We Are" seems a little unusual, even hard to say, but really proves to be true. With that said, I give "We Are What We Are" 3 pools of blood, and please don't let it go under your radar.