We Need to Do Something (2021)
September 5, 2021 1:21 PM - Subscribe

Seeking shelter from a storm, a family finds itself trapped for days with no sign of rescue and untold evils lurking just beyond the walls.

Available for digital rental in the US on Amazon Prime and Vudu.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Best end of first act twist/escalation I've seen in ages. The vibes in the first half are itchy and tense. It's a shame they didn't really know where to take it in the end. I wouldn't say this was successful, but I'll be making a point to see this team's next project because it had some real moments.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:17 AM on September 6, 2021

For those interested in this type of horror movie, you might check out Hidden. It checks similar boxes. Be careful about reading reviews or comments, though, as it's an easy film to spoil.
posted by Beholder at 5:51 AM on September 6, 2021

I didn't enjoy the ending to this. I watched it because I love Pat Healy in Cheap Thrills. He was really unlikeable in this one though. And the chemistry with the whole family felt off. If they'd explored them a little better the 2nd half would have worked, I think.
posted by Catblack at 6:39 AM on September 7, 2021

I just didn't go for the failed witchcraft angle.

Honestly, I'd have liked it better if it went inexplicable cosmic horror and explained nothing.

I also have minor quibbles about how they never tried that hard to break out. I mean, break the mirror, hold the shards with towels, chisel out the grout, punch those little windows out. At least try screaming for help. Sheesh.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:53 PM on September 7, 2021

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