The “Thumb Parodies” are somewhat of a curious personal legend. All the way back in 2008, when I first joined Netflix, the series caught my eye and I added the short films to my queue. Ever since then, they have been there waiting, watching me as I added more and more movies in front of them on my list. Well, today they are ignored no longer. I have finally rented The Blair Thumb.
Getting off on the wrong foot has a sequel and its name is Bad Taste. An ironic moniker and perhaps an omen glossed over. It turns out watching a renowned filmmakers first film for that reason alone is not always as enjoyable as intended.
We Are Still Here is a 2015 film set in 1979 about a husband and wife (who I just learned is played by Barbara Crampton, the girl from Re-Animator!) who are grieving the death of their son. They move from New York to rural New England to find some peace on the countryside. They start hearing voices in their new house, thinking their son might be trying to contact them from the other side. They are very wrong.