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One thing I didn't get.... (Spoilers)


I really enjoyed this movie. As someone who watches a lot of Italian horror and giallo, this was very well done. I do wish they'd ADRed the voices, though ?

My question is why did the Dagmars allow the Sachettis to live? What made them take a liking to them? Maybe they couldn't be a sacred ice because their son was already dead, so there was no point in killing them? It's the only part of the movie that makes no sense to me. I'm guessing I missed something.

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*couldn't be a sacrifice. Stupid autocorrect

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I think that too, maybe they weren't a complete family cause there was no son, or maybe they were tired of killing innocent people for the other people in the town.

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OMG, A new theory just occurred to me, the Lewis, they were all killed in the house, the other people of the village didn't new about their son, so they were demanding the Sacchetti, the Dagmar family didn't try to killed them after May died. It makes sense!

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I agree with Azuka2000 - they required that a family be sacrificed, thus when the other family were all dead, they didn't "have" to kill them. I mean, they still could have just killed them, but didn't... Which dovetails into that ending, which for the life of me I haven't deciphered yet.

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Bingo, this makes total sense.

Boo!

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Their dead son save them He probably told the spirits in the house his parents were not to be harm. This movie was a hoot. Remind me of the gory over the top movies horror of the 70's and 80's.

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Agree with your version.

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I don't get why everyone think the two main parents weren't killed. It seemed very ambiguous to me. We see the dad go into the basement- And that's it.

And...Does everyone realize the Dagmar family was burned alive in their basement?

Ashy appearance, embers coming off skin, the basements hot, everyone is saying the basements hot, everyone is saying they smell smoke.

Kindof reminds me more of Amityville Horror more than anything.

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Furthermore- why would their "son" lead them to the basement? It could possibly be a trick.


We see the Dagmars kill the young couple (parents other son) in the basement- then impale his girlfriend in the car. That had nothing to do with the family sacrifice. Here, nitpicking is necessary - The Dagmars would know the new family isn't suited for the sacrifice. Why would they kill the son and his girlfriend right away? But not the boyfriends parents who just moved in. My theory: everyone is killed: the two parents are saved for last.

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I acknowledge all of this, but it seemed like the basement was also the place where the townfolk discovered the other supernatural gods. So I was thinking that, that particular area of the basement was the epicenter of supernatural activity. Beginning of the film the mother is drawn to the basement by her son's objects. So it's possible her son's spirit or ghost might've been drawn to the basement since it is the core of the supernatural activity. Of course we don't think it's the son until the end, when she goes down stairs, then the husband follows her, sees the son and says his name. I would like to believe they lived and had a happy ending by seeing thier son's spirit before leaving the house. But then again the mom mighta just been suicidal and went back to the basement because she wanted to die. Then the dad gets killed too? But definitely believe thier son's ghost was drawn to the basement, and in turn tried to protect his parents.

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Well,

Maybe the director only had so many days on his time-line and budget, and left a lot of stones unturned. Many directors, are happy the film ended and ready to move on to the next project.

So what do they do? They leave it for the audience to make up their own ending.

OR

They let folks on IMDB that really don't have lives sit around on their computers for hours on end, make up a whole diatribe of what they believe happened - and even start debates, debate teams, e-fights, defending the movie and the cast members, doing a whole "script- rewrite", and literally sending nasty emails to people that don't agree with them.

It has happened quite a few times on this forum folks.

Like a friend of mine once said: "IMDB, we take fiction - seriously."



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My interpretation:

Their son Billy was never there, contrary to the fairly popular theory that it was the ghost of their son that kept the parents from being attacked. The psychic lady was never wrong about what she sensed or felt, not a single thing she said was wrong, so why would people ignore the fact that she stated that "Billy isn't here, but something is trying to make you think he is."

Honestly, I'd more believe that the other family dying filled the quota before the ghost of their son saving them. My theory before reading any posts about the movie is that 1) They killed one family already. 2) Having done that they used the other family to lure in the townsfolk and kill them. 3) After killing all the townsfolk they could, they lured to two parents left downstairs and ganked them.

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The quota was weird..it said a family but yet they killed lots of people. The house seemed to get its quota. The psychics kept saying their son isn't here, but yet at the end we are to believe he was and saved them? Why did the house kill the towns people? Revenge I thought, but the towns people were trying to help the house get its quota. I'm just really confused lol.

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