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I never would have thought there could be such a thing as an arthouse cannibal film.  You don’t typically think the idea of young kids eating humans could be presented in a classy and thoughtful manner.  However, that is exactly what Jorge Michel Grau achieved with his 2010 Mexican feature We Are What We Are.  It’s a slower and more contemplative film than the gore fest you might expect from the cannibal genre.  In fact, it uses that genre to tell more of a story of family love and rivalry more than anything.  I don’t typically get excited about American remakes, but Jim Mickle isn’t just your typical Hollywood director.  He has proven himself in a short period of time as one of the best directors working in independent horror right now.  Mulberry St. really made a name for himself right out of the gate but Stake Land sealed the deal. »

- Michael Haffner

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