Following its premiere at Sundance earlier this year as well as a spot at the Cannes Director's Fortnight, a full preview for Jim Mickle's "We Are What We Are" has hit the web ahead of its release next month.
The trailer emanates a deeply unsettling atmosphere, as it opens with talk of a storm and a woman coughing up blood and collapsing, expiring shortly after. We go on to learn that she was the matriarch of the Parker family, and with her gone it is now up to the oldest daughter to carry on "their tradition," their father insists. With storms around the town causing what appear to be human bones to wash up in the creek igniting the town doctor and police department to investigate, the grotesque secret tradition of the Parker family becomes increasingly as risk of being found out.
A remake of the Jorge Michel Grau's 2010 Mexican horror flick "Somos Lo Que Hay," "We Are What We Are" transfers the setting to the fringes of the Catskills and increasingly emphasizes the suffocating and insidious nature of the family and what they do.
"We Are What We Are" hits theaters on September 27. Check out Indiewire's review
of the film from Sundance, as well as an interview
with director Jim Mickle and Jorge Michel Grau from Cannes.