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We Are What We Are (2013)

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The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

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Jim Mickle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kassie Wesley DePaiva ... Emma Parker (as Kassie DePaiva)
Laurent Rejto ... Hardware Clerk
Julia Garner ... Rose Parker
Ambyr Childers ... Iris Parker
Jack Gore ... Rory Parker
Bill Sage ... Frank Parker
Kelly McGillis ... Marge
Wyatt Russell ... Deputy Anders
Michael Parks ... Doc Barrow
Annemarie Lawless ... Arlene Stratton
Traci Hovel ... Mrs. Kimble
Nat DeWolf ... Mr. Kimble
Nick Damici ... Sheriff Meeks
Vonia Arslanian ... Emily Meeks
Larry Fessenden ... Bearded Tenant
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A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. Written by Entertainment One

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Blood is the strongest bond.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on the screenplay "Somos Lo Que Hay" by Jorge Michel Grau. See more »

Goofs

When the TV in the kitchen shows a news/weather alert for the storm, the caption on the broadcast spells Delaware as "Delware". The announcer on the broadcast clearly says Delaware. See more »

Quotes

Marge: I heard somebody down in the shed earlier.
Iris Parker: It must've been daddy. He's the only one allowed down there. Ever.
Marge: Well, it sounded like a girl crying.
Iris Parker: I don't know what you think you heard, but you must be mistaken.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

It Was Me That Made Her Bad
Written by Tommy Strange, Bobbye Strange and Kenny Brewer
Performed by Tommy Strange & The Features
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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Effectively gruesome.
30 October 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Far from a direct remake of the Mexican original this American version of "We Are What We Are" keeps the original premiss and not much else. The first version felt more like a commentary on the social conditions prevailing in Mexico at the time rather than an outright horror film but one that worked in both contexts. This is closer to "Texas Chainsaw..." territory and as a genre piece it remains grusomely effective but if it lacks the original's sense of social outrage it certainly generates its own sense of dread and probably gives Michael Parks the best line he's ever had.


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Language:

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Release Date:

25 October 2013 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Margaretville, New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,727, 29 September 2013

Gross USA:

$81,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,047
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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