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Friday, July 29, 2016

Movie Review - We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here (2015)
Starring Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Larry Fessenden, Lisa Marie, and Monte Markham
Directed by Ted Geoghegan
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***

Following the death of their young adult son, Anne and Paul Sacchetti (Barbara Crampton and Andrew Sensenig) move to an old remote New England house hoping to leave behind the memories of the past.  Upon their arrival, a neighbor (Monte Markham) and his wife tell the Sacchetti's about the home's mysterious past after which Anne and Paul begin experiencing some strange supernatural occurrences.  When their friends May and Jacob (Lisa Marie and Larry Fessenden) arrive, even more horrific events begin to occur and the new homeowners begin to realize that they may not be the only occupants in the house.

We Are Still Here is a solid horror flick that filled me with a nervous tension particularly in the film's final thirty minutes which is exactly what I ask for from the genre.  Writer-director Ted Geoghegan has an eye for the "scary" and manages to carry an uncomfortable mood from beginning to end throwing in several moments of all-out blood-flowing gore.  Jumping right into the plot, Geoghegan's tale doesn't drag, but while that's normally a great thing, the Sacchetti house's history -- which plays a pivotal role in the film -- is oftentimes dealt with in much too vague terms.  When somewhat major plot aspects are revealed for the first time in an end credit montage, there's a bit of an issue.  Granted, I appreciated Geoghegan's tale, I found myself surprised that I actually wanted more detail.  Still, this is one of those low budget horror flicks you've probably never heard of, but is worth your time seeking out if this is your kind of thing.

The RyMickey Rating:  B

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