We Are Still Here
Directed by Ted Geoghegan
After the death of their college age son, Anne and Paul Sacchetti relocate to the snowswept New England hamlet of Aylesbury, a sleepy village where all is most certainly not as it seems. When strange sounds and eerie feelings convince Anne that her son's spirit is still with them, they invite an eccentric, New Age couple to help them get to the bottom of the mystery.
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★★★½ review by Katie on Letterboxd
WHY DON'T Y'ALL JUST... LEAVE THE HOUSE????
★★★★ review by bree1981 on Letterboxd
Frightfest 2015 Film # 6
A haunted house movie that's well written with some good humour and some great performances from it's refreshingly more mature cast.
Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) have just moved from the city to the New England countryside after the death of their son in an auto accident. Anne, who is still grieving from her loss starts to get strange vibes from the house and comes to believe that the spirit of her son is still watching over them but after a strange visit from a local couple who inform them the previous owners operated a funeral parlour from the house and died under mysterious circumstances Anne and Paul begin to suspect something more sinister is at work.
This has the feel of a classic 80's horror film, from the way it's shot to the slow burning style which lets us get to know the characters and drip feeds us key information as it goes along. The acting is strong throughout with Crampton excellent as the emotionally crippled mother just about struggling to get by, while genre favourite Larry Fessenden add's some much needed comic relief as a hippy who appears alongside his spiritualist wife (Lisa Marie) to conduct a seance, Monte Markham also leaves an impression as the creepy neighbour who knows more than he's letting on.
Overall, I really enjoyed this, it has the right mix of scares and humour, a fantastic gore filled ending, the director does a good job of building up a tense atmosphere and the mostly practical effects look good, highly recommended.
★★★★½ review by maskull on Letterboxd
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An old school throwback slowburn that feels akin to Ti West's House Of The Devil in mood and atmosphere...but a little quicker moving without losing any of the dread. And plenty of blood. A cast of genre favourites and other people you'll recognize, a house in the middle of snow swept fields so when get a nice feeling of isolation even though there's a town with a dark secret nearby....not to mention the angry ghosts living in the basement. It's a beautifully effective film that doesn't exactly surprise, but I didn't care about that at all because I was just so into everything that was happening on the screen.
★★★★½ review by Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
We Are Still Here is not only an effective slow-burn ghost story but also a terrific throwback to old-school horror, with strong characters and direction, terrific performances (Barbara Crampton being the standout), excellent cinematography, a creepy atmosphere, and an intense and brutal climax.
★★★★ review by Leticia Fernandes on Letterboxd
The best roommates ever?
P.S.: Larry Fessenden is a good man and did not deserve that
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