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.

Recommended: No

Grade: F

Memorable Quote: "I can feel him here." - Anne Sacchetti (Barbara Crampton) 

8 comments:

  1. ha! I didn't love it either, but I liked it more than you

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    1. I lost count of how many times I literally groaned during this movie. lol

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  2. Aaaaaargh! Must. Resist. Urge. To watch this....

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  3. Now this is my kind of horror movie. Terrible with so many illogical points that I can spend the 90+ minutes just taking the piss out of it!
    - Allie

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  4. Oh. haha. Can't say I agree.

    I absolutely loved the film. It was a glorious homage to the classic Italian horror films of the 1970s such as The Beyond and The House by the Cemetery, none of which made any sense anyway.

    You're most likely correct in all the illogical plot points but when I see an axe get embedded in someone's head I care little about plot points.

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    1. Lol the killing was about the only thing it got right for me. I've seen a lot of comparisons to The House by the Cemetary. So much that I assumed it was a remake or sorts.

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