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Jim Mickle’s “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE” remake out this September

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Jim Mickle, of STAKE LAND and MULBERRY ST, has refashioned Jorge Michel Grau’s Spanish language cannibal drama WE ARE WHAT WE ARE into something rare these days: a fantastic remake. Transporting the action to upstate New York and exploring a different thematic through line, the film is poised to be one of the best horror movies of the year and you can see it officially this September.

eOne will release WE ARE WHAT WE ARE in a limited theatrical run September 27. New York City’s Landmark Sunshine is confirmed with possibly more and probably a VOD date to come. In the film, “a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers, have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers, THE MASTER) and Rose (Julia Garner, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE) 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.”

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE premiered at Sundance this past January and has since played in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. FANGORIA is presenting a free screening of the film with Mickle in attendance next Friday, July 19 at San Diego Comic-Con! If you’ll be around, head here for all of the details.

For more, see my review from Sundance here.

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Samuel Zimmerman
Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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