Director: Ted Geoghegan
Runtime: 84 Minutes
After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) move to the quiet New York countryside to try to start a new life for themselves. But the grieving couple unknowingly becomes the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town they’ve moved into is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to overcome their sorrow and fight back against both the living and dead as the malicious ghosts threaten to pull their souls – and the soul of their lost son – into hell with them.
Once again, as in Starry Eyes(previously reviewed here), this is how you making a fucking modern day horror flick!
Without ripping off the aforementioned masters of the genre, director Ted Geoghegan takes things to a new level, whilst keeping an extremely firmly planted vibe in the 70’s with this amazing bit of horror cinema. As in “Starry Eyes”, the director does not copy his predecessors, nor does he in any way try to outdo them, he simply takes his influences and pays love and homage to them, which is an extremely admirable thing to do.
We Are Still Here is best not knowing much about before watching it, but be forewarned, it contains some of the scarier and creepier moments in modern horror films, along with some fantastic acting from it’s cast (especially Larry Fessenden who does an absolutely amazing job with his Jack Nicholson-esque act).
Do yourself a favor and check this film out as soon as you possibly can, you will not regret it, it ranks up the top 3 of modern horror films in the last 5-10 years…
10 out of 10 – Outstanding achievement!