We Are Still Here Blu-ray Review
“We Are Still Here” is all hype.
If you follow the latest in horror cinema news, you may have heard about a little indie horror film titled “We Are Still Here” as of late. It’s been garnering praise from the horror community for being a chilling haunted house film of sorts. After seeing the film, however, I can’t say I understand the positive reviews or how people consider it scary.
“We Are Still Here” begins with parents (Paul and Anne) moving to a remote home in New England after the death of their son. Right off the bat, the grieving parents feel that something is off about the house and the neighborhood as they encounter strange noises, moving objects, weird local people harboring secrets, and creepy occurrences in the dark cellar. Things only begin to escalate when their hippie friends and their son and his girlfriend drop by to visit. Is the ghost of Paul and Anne’s son haunting their new home or is there something else entirely lurking in the shadows?
While intended as a tribute to classic horror films of yesteryear, “We Are Still Here” plays like an homage without any creativity of its own. The horror film is riddled with age old clichés and story beats involving shadowy ghostly figures, a house and town with a history and dark secrets, shady people who know more than they are letting on, you know the drill. It wouldn’t be such an issue if the film was actually scary, but it isn’t. This is one of those “slow burn” horror films that you think is building to more, but, unless you’re an insatiable gore hound, it’s resolution leaves much to be desired in the scare department.
Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? The cinematography (which is the best aspect of the film in my opinion) really shines in hi-def.
Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? In a word, effective.
* A trailer and teaser for “We Are Still Here.”
* Dark Sky Films trailers.
* “Behind The Scenes”- A short featurette that includes interviews, stills, set footage, and discussions about the project and its production.
* A fact filled commentary by Ted Geoghegan and Travis Stevens that will appeal to fans of “We Are Still Here.”
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