Spoiler Review for “We Are What We Are”

Alright, so in the last five minutes of the film, when the two possible saviors of the children had been incapacitated and everyone was back at the farmhouse, I knew how this was going to end, since most art horror films end this way… the father was going to make them eat the poisoned stew, they were going to do it because they had been completely broken by his abuse and the abuse of their ‘clan,’ and then the bodies would be found the next day. I even found myself thinking, ‘Well, so what if anyone who can help them is gone? Why can’t one of the girls free herself, or themselves? Yeah, but that never happens in these movies.’ Suffice to say, shortly after I had that thought, the movie, err, corrected my erroneous assumption. I was not expecting that final scene.

2 thoughts on “Spoiler Review for “We Are What We Are”

  1. JEAN -PAUL MOREAU says:

    I thought the movie was great and chilling in so many ways. For starters, the question of how evil can linger around a place for many years just because of people’s familiarity with each others weirdness. This identifies a fine line in the heart of humans between evil, good and denial. That’s scary because many towns can be like this anywhere. Second is the question of child abuse – and the secrecy around such a heinous act which makes detecting evil even harder. And thirdly, the incompetence, lack of imagination and skepticism of law enforcement in all matters that go beyond a simple explanation. The end of the movie was contradictory tho…. the girls and the little boy flee the cursed home with the sorcery book only to continue a ritual they despise? not buying it.

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