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We Are What We Are (2013)

Published in W
Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    We are what we eat.

  • Starring

    Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Jack Gore, Bill Sage, Michael Parks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Kelly McGillis

  • Directed by

    Jim Mickle

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get eaten, shot, stabbed, bitten, mauled, kidnapped, bound, hit with objects, bludgeoned, accidentally injured, drowned, butchered (implied), bitten, murdered. Patricide, missing persons, destroying evidence. Objects knocked over in anger, smashed glass, aggressive behaviour. Flooded community. Blood/gore: Corpses (animal, human, floating, tied up). Autopsy (organs, open flesh, bloody cuts). Eating flesh, bloody mouth, human remains, skull, bones, bone fragments, detached tooth, bloody nose, bleeding, blood on clothing, slit wrist, bloodletting, slit throat, open wounds. 

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full-frontal female nudity. Teen sex, kissing, flirting. Exposed breasts, shirtless man. Girls in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Arsenic poisoning. Alcohol (beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, a-word, b*tch. Heavy religious references.

  • THEMES

    Cannibalism, abduction, grief, fasting, abstinence, diary-keeping, survival, sacrifice, ritual, fanaticism, investigation, tradition, righteousness, siblings, savagery, hunger, upbringing, piety, family, obligation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife/mother, ill child. Deceased woman mentioned. Funeral setting, grave-digging. Spider web, pig, dogs, deer, ants. Thunder, fireworks. Butchering, mincing meat, raw meat, grilling chicken, frying bacon. Tongue-poking, burping, thumb-sucking. Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, motor neuron disease, Prion disease, Kuru disease, fear of the dark mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Chilling, mature, serious-minded, polished, evocative, disturbing, suspenseful, refreshing, gruesome, tense, beautiful, sad, compelling, resonant, grisly, quiet, gross, poetic, creepy. Terrific performances, foreboding atmosphere, atypical characters, methodical plotting, queasy finale, finely etched characters, silently gloomy, luscious score, ominous tone.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Meandering, slow-burning, predictable, humourless. More stomach-turning than scary.

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn

Published in E
Friday, 26 April 2013 10:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact horror violence.

  • The pitch

    Evil deader.

  • Starring

    Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Ted Raimi

  • Directed by

    Sam Raimi

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 15 (UK), X (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/spirits are shot (shotgun), punched, kicked, bitten, hacked, slashed, choked, stabbed, tackled, tied up, dragged, dismembered, decapitated, buried, thrown through the air, terrorised by unseen entities. Hair is pulled, torn, eaten. Smashed windows, glass, objects. Demonic laughter. A man hits his head on tree branches. A man cuts off his own hand. A man is seen face-down in a pool of water. Humans experience severe facial disfigurement, transform into underworld creatures. Dangerous driving. Animatism. Screaming, hysteria, ghoulish roaring, self-harm. Hand caught in mousetrap. Wraith attacks knights armed with lances, longswords, halberds. A man is sucked into an other-worldly vortex. Giant demon-face with big sharp teeth (can you imagine the halitosis?). Blood/gore: Blood seas, gushing blood, bloody scratches, gashes, wounds. Blood smears on furniture, clothing; blood splatter (red and green), red mist, exploding flesh. Bloodbath. Skeletons, corpses. Disfigured/rotting flesh. Blood poisoning; veins turn people as infection rapidly spreads. Spitting. Airborne limbs, eyeball. Ghostly apparitions.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, kissing. Decaying nude corpse.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, sonofab*tch, bastard. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture. Cultural, gender and genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Evil, death, possession, isolation, fear, parody, revenge, demons, recitations, Book of the Dead, resurrection, horror, comedy, hallucination, illusion, parody, darkness, the supernatural.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Isolated woodland setting. Deceased parents. Levitation. Rats, maggots. Mounted taxidermy (elk). Bright flashes of light, explosion.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hellish, stylish, relentless, absurd, manic, inspired.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive.