I must say, I am surprised at how good this movie was, and even more surprised that I’m giving it a 4/5 stars. The amount of 1, 2, and barely 3-star “horror” films I have watched in the past few months has been depressing. I had actually given up on the genre entirely and couldn’t be happier to have stumbled upon this gem to start restoring my faith. I recommend this original horror to anyone that is ready for something NEW. “We Are What We Are” is about a family of cannibals that have passed this “tradition” down from generation to generation. When the mother in the film passes away, it is the two eldest daughters’ responsibilities to continue the tradition and not only kill, but cook the human flesh for the family. I must admit, the film started out very slow and boring, almost to the point where I almost just stopped watching the movie. However, when it gets good, it gets GOOD. For the amount of time it took to get to the good parts of the film, it was worth every second. This movie was not nearly as gory as I would have liked it to be (c’mon we’re talking cannibals and dead bodies, show some unrelenting brutality), but in reality some of the scenes were actually pretty nauseating. Watching the family eat dinner was gross. If you didn’t know it was actual human meat, you would have assumed it was just any family dinner (like I said, lacking on the gore). But just the fact that you knew it was human meat made the dinner scenes nauseating to watch. I must say, the acting and the characters were so DRAB. This movie completely lacked in that department, I couldn’t have been more bored by them if I tried. Seeing as the characters didn’t add anything to the film, the plot and the kill scenes are what made me give it such a good rating. Everything was really original and at times it was more brutal than expected considering how boring some of the other components of the film were. One of the scenes that truly struck me as just sick and amazing is when their backyard starts flooding and all the bones of all the bodies they have buried begin washing into the river behind their house. I thought this scene was just epic and totally fresh. The father jumps into the river and furiously tries to throw all the decomposing bodies and bones back onto their land, but unfortunately he is just outnumbered by limbs. And let’s not forget the end of the film; all I have to say is that that scene is epic and badass on the account of the two daughters. There’s lots of actions and twists and turns at the end of the movie. A lot of what I saw was really original and didn’t replicate anything I have seen in previous horrors. The cannibal genre is pretty untouched. The Hannibal movies were extremely successful, but I haven’t seen any popular cannibalistic films since. If you’re down to sit through a slow beginning, I would recommend this film. I’m not going to say that this is an absolute “must-see”, but if you’re stuck in a horror rut with the same mindless garb that you have been watching over and over, try this one out for size and let me know if you enjoy it. Cheers!