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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, inclu


A young girl has sex with a stranger at a party and contracts, what she thinks is, a sexually-transmitted disease - but is actually something much worse. Starring: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Alice Macdonald, and Katie Stegeman Directed and written by: Eric Englund    Unfortunately there are a lot of people that can relate to part of this story. You go to a party, have too much fun, and end up sleeping with a stranger. Some people get lucky, and walk away like nothing happened, while others aren't so lucky. That is what happens to Samantha (Najarra Townsend) in "Contracted," but the movie takes it to the extreme.   She ends getting a symptom here, and there until it gets out of hand. The good thing the movie does is keeping the audience wondering what will come of her disease. For those that like to be grossed out, eventually there might be a moment or two for you. I'm going to try not to ruin it, but only say a poor guy gets "luck


Another year of horror has come and gone. Was it a banner year? Probably not, but it wasn’t a terrible year either. I guess you could say there were a lot of average to just above average movies. Of course we had sequels and remakes, which seems to be a hot topic these days. There were some movies with some originality to them, which seems to be what horror fans are looking hard for. Some of the movies in my list surprised me in a good way, while others turned out just as bad as I thought. So here we go starting with my favorites... #5  Warm Bodies Why not start off the list with a surprise, and a movie you probably won't find on many other lists. While “Warm Bodies” has similarities to Romeo and Juliet, it certainly isn’t just a sappy love story. It’s a different kind of zombie movie about a very special zombie. Allowing audiences to first hear R’s thoughts and later speak, makes him a likeable character from the start, and provides plenty of humorous mo