Writer: Andrew J.D. Robinson (Screenplay)
Starring: Maissa Houri, Mark Templin, Willow Mcgregor, Eleonore Poutilova, Chantel Little
Plot: The scariest nightmares are the ones you can wake up to in “We Are The Missing”; a drama/horror mockumentary following The Madisons’ desperate search for their missing daughter.
Tagline – If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere.
Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: We Are the Missing starts as we start hearing the interviews from Angie (Houri) and John (Templin) the parents of missing Riley, along with her best friend Mackenzie (Mcgregor), as they look back on their final few days with Riley, showing off a few strange moments, before her disappearances.
As the documentary continues to be produced, more people start disappearing, leading to new people trying to fill in the blanks of other people’s lives, leading to a much bigger mystery for everyone in the area.
Thoughts on We Are the Missing
Story – This is a mockumentary that is looking into a disappearance, which soon turns into a case of studying a string of disappearances, keeping us guessing along the way. Being set up like this, we really don’t get a main character, we get to learn different stories and while the opening of the movie, does feel like a routine documentary dealing with disappearance, things soon get creepy, truly creepy, one that is disturbing to watch. It builds on what Lake Mungo once bought us, with style of filming and just doesn’t let us take a breath to digest everything we are seeing. This is a story that just keeps giving, ones that will continue to reveal more of the bigger picture going on, leaving us wanting more on each scene.
Mystery/Horror – The mystery starts by seeing just how the first disappearance happened, before people start following suit leading to a much more horrific motivation for the disappearances.
Settings – The film is set in the small town, which is has been keeping more secrets than the filmmaker is let on before going into the bigger mystery of what is happening here.
Scene of the Movie – Hide.
Final Thoughts – This is a creepy mockumentary that starts off feeling routine, before diving into a mystery that has horrific side effects.
Overall: Constantly Creepy.