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2: Film Review Of 'We Are Still Here'

June 26, 2015 6:35 a.m.

"We Are Still Here" does horror right.

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ANCHOR INTRO: In an era of fast food entertainment, We Are Still Here serves up a slow meal of haunted house horrors. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando don’t miss this tasty treat opening at the Digital Gym Cinema this weekend.

When a horror film calls itself We Are Still Here and is set in the dead of winter in an old house with a history… well the tension begins before you even enter the theater. That’s just one of the smart things this film does. It sets you up with a promise and then teases you with sly hints…

CLIP It’s been 30 years since we had fresh souls in the Dagmar house…

Fresh souls indeed. We Are Still Here is slow to reveal who’s still lurking in the house but it’s worth the wait. It mixes stylish filmmaking with gore effects to deliver a twisted take on the stale and anemic haunted house formula. Few things make me as happy as good horror and I screamed with delight at every scare and turn this wicked ghost tale took.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.