Ted Geoghegan makes his directorial debut with this film that pays homage to Italian haunted house films from the 1980s, such as The Beyond and The House by the Cemetery. While the film features many of the familiar tricks of haunted house films, such as strange sounds, objects moving, and shadows in the background, the film also features many gory deaths. I would even go far to say that this is probably the most bloody haunted house film that I have seen, even though I haven't checked out the Italian films We Are Still Here is based on.
We Are Still Here is built around a relatively small cast headlined by horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You're Next) and Andrew Sensenig (Upstream Color). In addition to May and Jacob, the only other central characters in the film are the local townsfolk, headed by Dave McCabe (Monte Markham), who might know more about the history of the house than they are letting on. Altogether, We Are Still Here is a quite solid and very bloody haunted house thriller.
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