Friday Night Movie Recommendation: We Are Still Here

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: We Are Still Here

It’s Friday, which doesn’t mean much to me, because I’m on vacation! Sorry to rub it in, but it’s amazing here. I’m in Kelowna and it’s so picturesque. There are mountains everywhere, there are wineries everywhere, and the other day I went to a kangaroo and wallaby sanctuary and held a baby kangaroo. Her name is Gracie and I wanted to keep her! I also held a sugar glider, she was incredibly cute as well. Keep posted, I will be doing a post with photos soon. Anyways, you need to know what to watch tonight. Well, you won’t be disappointed.

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We Are Still Here is a movie about a couple dealing with the loss of their son. They’ve decided to get a new start in a small town and have just moved into a new house. Little do they know, the house wakes up every thirty years and demands a sacrifice and they’ve arrived right on time. When they invite their friends down for a visit, along with their friend’s son and his girlfriend, they are all in danger of the evil lurking downstairs.

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Directed by newcomer, Ted Geoghegan, We Are Still Here sounds like a movie that we’ve all seen before. On paper, it comes across as the stereotypical haunted house movie that has come and gone and seen it’s day. Geoghegan breathes new life into the sub-genre by building up the tension and then not relying on overdone horror movie tropes to sell the scares. The pacing may be a bit slow for some but there is enough to really sink your teeth into.  The moments build so subtly on top of each other that it’s difficult to tell when the real climax will arrive.

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The roles are very well cast and you might see some familiar faces if you’re familiar with the horror genre. Barbara Crampton gives a particularly good performance as Anne, the grieving mother who thinks that the odd occurrences in the house is her late son’s ghost trying to communicate with her. I also really enjoyed Monte Markham as the somewhat sinister new neighbour that seems to know more than he’s letting on.

On a personal note, this movie really got under my skin. We decided to order a pizza (surprise, surprise) when we were watching this movie and had to pause it halfway through to go pick it up. Generally, scary movies don’t bother me. I really enjoy watching them but they don’t stick with me after the movie is over. When we left to get the pizza, I was really on edge; dare I say it, I was actually scared as we made our way to the pizza shop. How ridiculous is that? Especially for me, who watches these kinds of movies like they’re going out of style and never gets particularly freaked out. Anyways, if that isn’t a testament to the creepy atmosphere that this movie brings, I don’t know what is.

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Overall, this movie has plenty of chills and thrills for any horror fan, and a climax gory enough to satisfy. We Are Still Here will make you uncomfortable, it’ll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up a bit and it’ll give you goosebumps. At least it did all those things for me. Give it a watch and let me know your thoughts.

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17 thoughts on “Friday Night Movie Recommendation: We Are Still Here

  1. I’ve seen this sitting around for a bit now and never felt compelled to watch it – guess what? I’m watching it tomorrow!

    #becauseofyou
    #satanicbestiesforever
    #nosquash
    #ninetyninepercenties

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      1. Hey my #satanicbestie

        I liked it just fine – I LOVED the last twenty minutes or so but I don’t get some things…. I don’t want to spoil anything for your readers so let’s try to remember to talk about this when this post isn’t so new. Unless you don’t mind now…

        #ninetyninepercenties
        #satanicbestiesforever
        #sataniclamps
        #satanicdoorknobs

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  2. Yes! New horror hidden gem. And yes! You got to hang out with a kangaroo and sugar glider! I haven’t heard of this horror movie before. Like you say, simple concepts executed well are really effective. I’ll just make sure to pick up the pizza -before- the movie starts 😉 Thanks for the recommendation, Mel. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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