Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) move to the quiet New York countryside to try to start a new life for themselves. But the grieving couple unknowingly becomes the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town they've moved into is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to overcome their sorrow and fight back against both the living and dead as the malicious ghosts threaten to pull their souls - and the soul of their lost son - into hell with them. Written by
Dark Sky Films
Two of the film's central antagonists are veterans of Star Trek television series - Susan Gibney played Doctor Leah Brahms on The Next Generation episodes "Booby Trap" and "Galaxy's Child" and Commander Erika Benteen on the Deep Space Nine episodes "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost", and Monte Markham played Pascal Fullerton on the Deep Space Nine episode "Let He Who Is Without Sin...". See more »
A shot of the rear of the house lingers on three gas meters which are there; this indicates that the housing unit is a triplex, rather than a single-family home, and has three separate living spaces. This is also evident, though less so, from the front of the house, which has three separate front entrances. See more »
[possessed by the spirit of Lassander Dagmar]
You're gonna listen to that old bastard? We were good people! This town murdered my family - sacrificed them to the gods they dug up when they built this place! Oh, nobody knew what was under this house until it was too late!
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Old-School Throwback With a Classy Yet Savage Edge
Reviewed by: Dare Devil Kid (DDK)
Rating: 3.3/5 stars
"We Are Still Here" is the latest iteration of people unwittingly stumbling upon an ancient haunted house, and it succeeds more than it fails, thanks largely to the competent work of first-time director Ted Geoghegan. The Director does a great job in keeping the tension high, teasing his ghastly ghosts with escalating bouts of gore infested violence to make a film that will satisfy both haunted house and gore horror fans.
That's not saying that "We Are Still Here" is up there with some of the best haunted house movies like "The Exorcist", "The Shining", "Poltergeist", or "The Conjuring", but it does offer enough decent scares and some moments of high tension to push it past pastiche. The film mixes stylish, subtle filmmaking with sudden gore effects to deliver a twisted take on the stale and anemic haunted house formula. And though it doesn't match up to the aforementioned classics, "We Are Still Here" stands on its own as a memorable and utterly creepy genre offering that deserves to be seen by horror fans that appreciate something out of the ordinary.
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