Director: Ted Geoghegan
Writer: Ted Geoghegan (Screenplay)
Starring: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham
Plot: In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Great Horror
Story: We Are Still Here starts when Anne (Crampton) and Paul (Sensenig) move from the busy New York City to the quiet country after their son’s death. The house they buy has a history and learning of the history they start to experience strange occurrence around the house, Anne thinking it could be their son still trying to communicate.
Not knowing the truth of what is happening they call their son’s family friends May (Marie), Jacob (Fessenden), Daniella (Dakota) and Harry (Nicholson) to help answer the questions of the mystery within their home. As the four spend more time within the house the bigger picture becomes clearer and the spirits become a bigger presence within the home.
Thoughts on We Are Still Here
Story – Looking at the story we get a couple wanting to find a new life after losing their son, we also have idea that a house has a past which could bring the supernatural side to everything. the story is developed nicely over a couple of days which all works because everything unfolds scene by scene answering all the questions.
Horror – The horror elements are all built up very nicely throughout the film here for the final blow out when everything gets unleashed.
Characters/Performance – The grieving parents do always make for strong leading characters because it is their move and belief they could communicate with their son that keeps them in place here. We do also have the friends who have connection to the underworld which work, we have the mysterious locals and of course we have the spirits looking for vengeance all adding up to a creepy horror list of characters.
The performances are all good throughout as we do believe both parent’s trying to cope with their loss in Crampton and Sensenig’s performances.
Settings – We have a remote town for the setting which is filled with a secret, the secret is based within this one house which is isolated away from the rest of the town which is perfect for the horror needed in this film.
Special Effects – The special effects going on through the film are brilliant because the spirit characters have such a uniquely terrifying look you will be scared that you could encounter them.
Final Thoughts – This has terrifying created supernatural creatures that look original and will strike fear throughout.
Overall: This is one for all the horror fans out there.