We Need to Do Something is a 2021 American horror film about a family that gets trapped while seeking shelter from a tornado.
Directed by Sean King O’Grady from a screenplay written by Max Booth III, the movie stars Vinessa Shaw, Sierra McCormick, Pat Healy, John James Cronin and Lisette Alexis.
After Melissa (Sierra McCormick) and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realise that she and her girlfriend Amy (Lisette Alexis) might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family – and the entire world, apart…
“There’s not much meat on this story’s bones, and what it does have feels borrowed […] O’Grady’s debut is innovatively crafted and provides a grab bag of horror. From gross-out gags, bloodletting, and a thrilling level of unpredictability. Above all, We Need to Do Something fearlessly takes risks, unwilling to play it safe.” Bloody Disgusting
” …a cathartic and darkly comedic look at the chaos of family dynamics, friendships, and relationships. Despite the ugliness that erupts on-screen throughout its 97 min run time, Jean-Philippe Bernier’s work behind the camera is beautiful. The film relies on soft focusing, low contrast, and a red-tinted color grade. It’s hypnotic.” Horror Oasis
“While the story ends a bit abruptly, leaving viewers wanting just a bit more, the journey is heart-poundingly intense. There are some effects misses, but overall the plot itself is enough to keep the audience engaged from beginning to end. There is a lot going on, but with the majority of the film taking place in one room, it is allowed to slowly unpack.” Mama’s Geeky
“Unpredictable, unhinged and laced with offbeat humor, it’s a confident and singular descent into domestic nihilism that’s as wildly fun as it is deeply disturbing. Get ready for a workout: You’ll be picking your jaw off the floor whenever you’re not applauding this insane film’s audacity.” Tribeca
We Need to do Something premiered at the virtual 2021 Tribeca Film Festival on June 10th 2021.
In the USA, the movie was released by IFC Films on September 3rd 2021.
In the UK, Blue Finch Film Releasing is releasing We Need to Do Something on digital download on 25th October 2021.
Cast and characters:
Vinessa Shaw … Diane
Sierra McCormick … Melissa
Pat Healy … Robert
John James Cronin … Bobby
Lisette Alexis … Amy
Aspect ratio: 1.66: 1