There's been a lot of strong female characters at FrightFest 2010 none more so than the mother in Jorge Michel Grau's We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay). This kitchen sink cannibal movie from Mexico centers on a family of longpig eaters and how they cope when their father, leader of their family dies. A fight for control ensues as to who should now find their food. The two brothers and sister try to obey their mother but the boys battle to prove themselves.
Not as straight forward as it seems it adds subtle plotlines dissecting sexuality and family hierarchy. The dominant mother is determined their blood rituals must continue and her obsession leads to some for the more poignant moments. Effects wise the move is faultless though not as gruesome as they could have been.
Right, onto this evening and later Hatchet director Adam Green (via his Twitter) says "Be at the 6:30 show of Damned By Dawn... or miss something cool!" Will let you know what he's talking about a bit later.