We Are Still Here (2015) Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden Movie Review

We Are Still Here (2015)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Andrew Sensenig and Barbara Crampton in We Are Still Here (2015)

Another House of Secrets

Ever since their teenage son died in a road accident Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) have been struggling with their loss which is why they have made the move to an old house in the New York countryside. But what they are not aware of is that this old house comes with vengeful spirits which end up putting them and their friends in grave danger. But it seems that the danger is not just from the spirits in their home but also the small community they have moved to who are involved in the dark secret.

To put it simply "We Are Still Here" is either going to impress you or bore you, or just maybe it might do both which pretty much sums up how I feel about it. It impresses me because if you watch "We Are Still Here" knowing none of the detail of what is going on it slowly builds up this story of the evil in this old house. Not only that it slowly fleshes out the characters as well whilst rather than being just another movie about teenagers encountering evil and ending up in danger we have an older married couple. On top of that it doesn't feel a need to throw everything at you as if you are unable of reading between the lines, basically it doesn't spoon feed the audience or treat them to one over the top horror scene after another.

We Are Still Here (2015)

But at the same time it has to be said that the first half hour of "We Are Still Here" is incredibly slow going and the whole recreation of what I guess is meant to be the late 70s feels a rather strange choice which for me was a negative. But whilst I say a strange choice I can understand it as this almost feels like a horror movie made for adults who were probably teen horror fans back in the late 70s/early 80s. But the big thing for me which didn't work was the mundane nature of much of the dialogue and acting which at times came close to putting me to sleep.

Of course there is the storyline about this house which is inhabited by evil spirits, has a dark secret past and also the community it is in which know the secret and are part of it. As I said the less detail you know before you watch "We Are Still Here" the better chance it will work but I will say that it isn't the most original of ideas. In fact I am pretty sure that I watched something similar in a horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s.

What this all boils down to is that "We Are Still Here" is a solid but slow moving horror movie which with its older cast and late 70s setting might not be to everyone's tastes. But watched with the smallest amount of knowledge what actually happens in the movie and despite its slowness it entertains.