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WATCH: Bloody Good New Trailer for Cannibal Family Horror Film 'We Are What We Are'

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 29, 2013 at 12:54PM

The first trailer for writer/director Jim Mickle's "We Are What We Are," a remake of a 2010 Spanish film "Somos Lo Que Hay" about a small town religious family maintaining their long tradition of ritual cannibalism, has landed.
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'We Are What We Are,' directed by Jim Mickle.
'We Are What We Are,' directed by Jim Mickle.

The first trailer for writer/director Jim Mickle's "We Are What We Are," a remake of a 2010 Spanish film "Somos Lo Que Hay" about a small town religious family maintaining their long tradition of ritual cannibalism, has landed.

Well-reviewed at Sundance and Cannes, the film stars Kelly McGillis, Ambyr Childers and Odeya Rush as members of the flesh-eating sect. After the matriarch dies, the family struggles to preserve normalcy when a mysterious religious zealot (played by Bill Sage) becomes head of the household.

If this trailer is any indication, perhaps such a thing as a smart horror film that doesn't rely solely on jump scares exists after all. We'll find out when Entertainment One opens the elegantly shot film in limited release on September 27. Read our TOH! interview with Mickle here; Indiewire's enthusiastic review from Sundance here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.