We Are What We Are (2013)



Critic Consensus: A compelling story cleverly told, We Are What We Are quenches horror buffs' thirst for gore while serving up serious-minded filmmaking and solid acting.

Movie Info

The Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that … More

Rating: R (for disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Mickle, Nick Damici
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 7, 2014
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as Frank Parker

as Iris Parker

as Rose Parker

as Officer T.J. Turner

as Doc Barrow

as Deputy Anders

as Sherrif Meeks

as Rory Parker

as Hardware Clerk

as Arlene Stratton

as Mrs. Kimble

as Mr. Kimble

as Emily Meeks

as Bearded Tenant

as Alyce Parker

as Mathias Parker

as Alyce's Mother

as Counter Man

as Coach Stratton
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Critic Reviews for We Are What We Are

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (21)

A provocative film about the horrors we can find within the usual comforts of family and tradition.

Full Review… | September 11, 2015

Another welcome entry in the ongoing revival of horror movies that rely on character and setting rather than shock and gore to chill audiences to the marrow.

Full Review… | June 28, 2014
Windy City Times

And sometimes we are who we eat.

Full Review… | April 22, 2014

Remakes may get a lot of stick in Hollywood, as filmmakers can be accused of being somewhat lazy and uncreative in that regard.

Full Review… | March 10, 2014

An ambitious (if somewhat uneven) slice of downbeat American gothic which interweaves grim melancholia with pointed satire, doomy portent and moments of gnawing revulsion.

Full Review… | March 2, 2014
Observer [UK]

Some of the film is gruesome in the extreme but there is always lyricism and pathos alongside the bloodletting.

Full Review… | February 28, 2014

Audience Reviews for We Are What We Are

Actually pretty creepy horror movie with a theme I didn't immediately guess.
Well filmed, nicely acted and fittingly horrible story.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


An efficient psychological horror film that works precisely because it avoids cheap scares, adopting an oppressive cinematography to create a slow-burning, disturbing experience centered on religion, tradition and patriarchy, despite being a bit predictable in some moments.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

three stars...

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