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Mexican director Jorge Michael Grau’s cannibalistic family drama/horror film “We Are What we Are” is already playing in select theaters starting last Friday, February 18, but will soon be available nationwide on demand from IFC Midnight, via Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, Time Warner, and Bright House starting tomorrow, February 23rd. Check out a domestic trailer and clips from the movie below if you’re in the mood for a little cannibalism.
A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow and three children destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge – how to survive. For they are cannibals. They have always existed on a diet of human flesh consumed in bloody ritual ceremonies… and the victims have always been provided by the father. Now that he is gone, who will hunt? Who will lead them? How will they sate their horrific hunger? The task falls to the eldest son, Alfredo, a teenage misfit who seems far from ready to accept the challenge… But without human meat the family will die. Shocking, bloody and deeply moving, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is a remarkable reinvention of the horror genre – a visceral and powerfully emotional portrait of a family bound by a terrible secret and driven by monstrous appetites.
Starring Adrián Aguirre, Miriam Balderas, Francisco Barreiro and directed by Jorge Michel Grau.