With a new “Paranormal Activity” entry not arriving until next year, this fall looks to be devoid of any scares that audiences flock to as the nights grow longer. That’s where the Sundance and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry, “We Are What We Are,” comes in. IGN has dropped the moody first trailer for the English-language remake and it looks to live up to its promise.
Based on the 2010 Jorge Michel Grau-helmed Mexican film “Somos Lo Que Hay,” this new remake follows the old-fashioned and deeply religious Parker family after their mother dies and as the eldest daughters assume the responsibility of putting food on the table. However, the Parkers don’t have a normal diet and what they crave can’t be found in a grocery store. As a storm threatens to destroy their small town and a doctor investigates a human bone found in a creek, their family secret is at risk of being exposed to the world.
We caught the film at Cannes and were really impressed that it was more “Let Me In” than “The Vanishing.” We Are What We Are” opens in limited release next month on September 27th. Watch the trailer below.