Tuesday, October 10, 2017

31 Days of Spooky Movies: We Are What We Are

Day #31

We Are What We Are

Two sisters are reluctant to assume the responsibilities of preserving their family’s tradition of cannibalism. But they are forced to decide where their loyalties lie when a storm uncovers evidence that could expose their secret to the world.

Fright Factor:
2 / 5 

Gore Factor:
2.7 / 5 

Should you Watch It?

I was really, really looking forward to getting to write a rave review for this movie. It does so many things so well! The characters are extremely well thought out and the filmmakers expertly ramp up the tension and suspense...then...

And then they throw it all away for a moment of cheap shock and eww.

...I just...I really hate the end to this movie. I hate it so much. Ugh! It was so close to being perfect! Why did they have to end it like that? Whhhhyyyy?

I don’t even know what else to say.

99% fantastic slow-burn, psychological horror movie that uses cannibalism as a means for talking about the difficulties of trying to break away from oppressive/abusive families and/or traditions. With great characters and backed up with a great cast.

1% just gosh-awful ending that destroys everything it built and leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

“What if we just refused to do it? We just...we just stopped?

...he would make us, wouldn’t he?”

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