Revenge horror is a subgenre ripe with ambitious films – many of which tend to utilize the classics of the past as a crutch rather than inspiration. Revenge based films often revolve around a female protagonist whom is lucky enough to escape imprisonment by a hair brained mistake overlooked by her captor or is forced to find motivation to exact satisfaction from her own vicious attack. It’s a solid formula but not an easy science promising success.
Americans in horror movies, especially young and attractive ones always seem to find themselves in a foreign land with little understanding of its culture or history – and this always ends badly for them.
BLACK MASSES! ILLUMINATI INFLUENCE! The 90’s were a strange decade and who better to highlight one of the more unnerving events of the Satanic scare than writer, director, composer extraordinaire, Alejandro Amenábar (The Others, Thesis)
There are movies that pay homage to the horror classics of the 70’s and then there are movies that take that influence and deliver something exciting in their own right. We Are Still Here is definitely in the latter category and holds its own among classics and its contemporaries alike. The horror genre has seen plenty haunted house stories and plenty of times have been let down – until now.
Raking in high praise from the horror-themed Stanley Film Festival and tizzying fans with it's trailer in anticipation for it's VOD release this week, June 5th - We Are Still Here is a film worth all the hype.
The film follows Anne and Paul in the aftermath of their son's tragic death in a car accident. Deciding to move to the New England countryside, the couple hopes to be able to move forward and restart their life together. Immediately in their new home, Anne believes she feels the presence of her son Bobby and decides to enlist her friend, who also happens to be Bobby's best friend's mother and a medium, to make contact with his otherworldly presence. However, Anne and Paul soon realize that the strange occurances in their home might not be familiar or friendly and could have darker connections to the mysterious and violent past of their new home.
Director Ted Geoghegan was kind enough to take a moment to indulge us for a few questions:
Kids are creepy. Not only do they carry LOTS of actual germs, they are sticky and clingy and always mimicking you. So what better fodder for a horror movie than actual kids attacking adults and one another?
If you own a television or even if you keep your perusing to the internet, you probably have heard of Ryan Murphy. From his fetish medical drama Nip/Tuck to the constantly quoted American Horror Story and Glee (for the non-horror fans), Murphy seems to have the ideas to entertain; whether or not those ideas are successful is another argument.
Whether they are pristine and beautiful porcelain or huggable and interactive, dolls are innately unnerving. Their blank, death eyes boring holes through our thin veneer of confidence. Basically, all dolls are evil; I’m pretty sure most any one I know has debated whether or not the household doll is creeping around behind our backs.