We Are Still Here – An instant horror classic
Written by: Ted Geoghegan
Directed by: Ted Geoghegan
After the tragic loss of their son, Anne (Crampton) and Paul (Sensenig) decide on a change in scenery. The choose a 19th century farm house, in a small, snow covered, New England town. Sadly, for the couple who are only trying to heal in peace, there are a few “Issues” with their lovely new (to them) home.
First, there’s the locals. People in these parts are none too pleased about the arrival of newcomers. Even the “Friendly” neighbors say weird, ominous things about Anne and Paul living in the house, and leave unsettling notes warning them to “Get out”. Then, there’s the strange noises and voices at night, which Anne believes to be their dead son trying to make contact. She’s a little bit right, and a lotta bit wrong.
Anne decides to get to the bottom of what exactly is in their house, by inviting their friends May (Marie) and Jacob (Fessenden) to come to the house and for May to use her clairvoyant abilities to do a little investigating. Her investigation quickly yields some disturbing findings, and before long the darkness that lives there makes itself known in some brutal, gory, head bursting ways.
Directed by Ted Geoghegan and produced by none other than film philosopher favorite Travis Stevens, “We Are Still Here” successfully borrows from/ pays homage to many horror classics (most notably Fulci masterpiece “The House By the Cemetary”). Geoghaegan (directing his first feature film) does an impressive job at blending inspiration from other greats with a patient, build the tension until you have people literally on the edge of their seat, style that pays off by resulting in a new entry into the all time horror classics.
Truly a blast of a horror flick. “Still Here” has top notch acting from some familiar faces (horror royals Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden are both in top form). Mix their performances with some nice cinematography, a terrific score (which I will be purchasing ASAP), a good story, and some of the best gore effects I have seen in a while and you’ve got yourself one hell of a fright fest! See it now, but only if you aren’t afraid of boogeymen in the night!