This film is a remake of Jorge Michel Grau’s 2010 movie of the same name (Somos Lo Que Hay), but made with an entirely Westernized crew. It’s all about the Parkers, a family who is engaged in a myriad of rituals that help them survive in the modern world. However, all, as always, is not what it seems.
The film begins with the matriarch of the family bleeding from the mouth and drowning. Her daughters Rose and Iris argue over which will take over her duties in the family’s religious ceremonies when we learn that they are all killers, taking turns murdering a girl that their father had abducted.
Director Jim Mickle didn’t want to make an outright remake of the original, instead finding inspiration in the pacing of Japanese horror.
There are plenty of gruesome sights here, as we learn just how deeply the family’s roots of cannibalism stretch.
There’s a great cast here, with the mother played by Kassie Wesley DePaiva (Bobby Joe from Evil Dead 2), Julie Garner (Sin City), Ambyr Childers (The Master), Bill Sage (who was just in The Dinner Party), Kelly McGillis, Wyatt Russell (the son of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell) and Michael Parks (if I have to tell you who he is…).