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'We Are What We Are': Watch a clip

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To call the new film We Are What We Are a “cannibal movie” is both misleading and does a disservice to this latest collaboration from writer-director Jim Mickle and actor-writer Nick Damici, whose previous credits include 2010’s apocalypse vampire movie Stake Land. A thoroughly reimagined remake of Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s acclaimed 2010 film, Mickle’s movie is as much about family, religion, and the unique flavor of beautiful-but-beleaguered upstate New York as it is about people eating human flesh.

On the other hand, if you do want to see people eating human flesh and live in New York or Los Angeles — where the film opens this weekend — then we very much recommend you check out We Are What We Are ahead of, say Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (unless we’ve been misled about what exactly is in those possibly arriving balls of meat).

You can whet your appetite for We Are What We Are by checking out both the film’s trailer and an exclusive clip below.