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Review: 'We Are What We Are' cooks up a haunting tale of cannibalism

Review: 'We Are What We Are' cooks up a haunting tale of cannibalism

If American Gothic tales intrigue, if a taste for the macabre tempts, the Parkers in "We Are What We Are" are certain to haunt. Starring Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers and Julia Garner, what they are is a family of cannibals. Present day, tucked into a forgotten corner of the Catskills, they are as marked by entrenched poverty as their dark gastronomic rituals. Director Jim Mickle's latest, like his 2010 "Stake Land," is about much more than horror. Or he at least mixes his blood with contemporary issues to create the requisite chill. With co-writer Nick Damici, he continues the economic thread found in "Stake," dropping the politics in favor of observations...

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