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    'We Are What We Are' Director Jim Mickle and Jorge Michel Grau Discuss Remakes, Sequels and Why Their Movies Aren't Really About Cannibals

    Horror remakes are nothing new, but "We Are What We Are" is something different. Jim Mickle, whose "Stake Land" brought an evocative feel to a post-apocalyptic vampire story that garnered comparisons to Terrence Malick, was hardly selling out by taking the opportunity to remake "Somos lo que hay," t...

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    'We Are What We Are' Director Jim Mickle Lines Up New Project As Original Helmer Gives Thumbs Up To Remake

    Remakes of foreign horror films are almost always a bad idea, but there are enough gems -- most recently Matt Reeves' excellent, arguably superior to the original "Let Me In" -- to mean that we'll always be optimistic when one comes down the pipe. And the latest to renew our faith, if word from Sund...

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    Interview: Jorge Michel Grau Talks 'We Are What We Are'

    The New York Film Festival generally isn't known for featuring horror films, but they made an exception in 2010 with Jorge Michel Grau's "We Are What We Are." Though the film was billed as "the Mexican cannibal movie," first-time feature director Grau goes far beyond genre conventions to craft a story that paints a haunting -- and quite unflattering -- picture of his home country. When the patriarch of a cannibalistic family dies, his son is forced to take up his father's murderous mantel, revealing fractures in both family dynamics and in the Mexican social structure. During the festival, we sat down with Grau to discuss his film, which we r...

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