Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We Are Still Here
Mourning the loss of their son, a middle-aged couple, Paul and Anne, move into their new 1850’s country home hoping to bring some solace to their lives. Anne has been hit hard by their son’s death and she grapples with severe depression. As they unpack and set-up their new place Anne insists that she feels their deceased son’s presence. The quietude of their new lives is disrupted after their new neighbors show up and tell the grieving couple about the gristly history of their new home. Over the next few days peculiar things begin happening in the house and Anne is convinced that her son is attempting to reach her. Against Paul’s wishes Anne invites her eccentric married, new-age friends to visit given their interest in the occult. After only being in the house for a little while her friends determine that Anne is not being contacted by her son but instead by malevolent forces. After a particularly terrifying seance it becomes obvious that they need to escape the house.
Set in 1979 the first third of ‘We Are Still Here’ plays like a standard things-that-go-bump-in-the-night “haunted house” chiller. It drips with mood and atmosphere but does not offer anything you haven’t seen before. However, make no mistake, when the house finally unleashes its secrets it becomes an unrelenting bloodbath of terror. I am purposely keeping things vague because it is better not to know much about this startling horror tale. You guys will love it! The four leads are excellent and the 1979 setting is spot on in detail. An unexpected surprise!