DVD Review: We Are Still Here
Moving just isn't an option.
Anne Sacchetti (Barbara Crampton) and her husband Paul (Andrew Sensenig) move to a small town in New England after their son is killed in a car crash. The house they move into has a creepy basement that always smells like smoke, yet they never see any. Soon, neighbors start acting weird, then the house itself stars acting weird. It turns out, years ago it was a funeral home where the owners were selling dead bodies to universities instead of burying them. After the town murdered them, their spirits haunt the house and demand a sacrifice.
For some reason, this film showed up on a lot of horror top 10 lists last year. It does have some impressive special effects, but that's about it. Actually, it seems all the film's resources went to that instead of hiring someone to write a decent script, and acquiring convincing actors.
There are so many illogical things in this movie. 1) If the house doesn't get a sacrifice, the spirits take over the entire town. Everyone that lives there seems to know this, and they STILL live there. 2) Creepy neighbors who's one job is to keep the new family in the house show up and tell them the story about all the people that died there. What?! 3) The film establishes that they have to die in the house, yet the spirits kill people outside it. So why the effort to try to keep them there? 4) All the townspeople going into the house and getting slaughtered was hilarious. They could've surrounded the place with guns. They didn't need to go inside. 5) The ending was ambiguous, but Sensenig plays the scene so horribly all I could do was laugh.
I've already wasted too many words on this.
Memorable Quote: "I can feel him here." - Anne Sacchetti (Barbara Crampton)