After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family – and the entire world, apart.
Outlandish Something Only for the Adventurous
Employing a single setting and a small group of actors, Sean King O’Grady’s We Need to Do Something evokes Night of the Living Dead throughout, as its own unique end-of-the-world scenario unfolds. What begins as a family – parents Robert and Diane (Pat Healy and Vinessa Shaw), teen daughter Melissa (Sierra McCormick) and young son Bobby (John Cronin) – riding out a severe thunderstorm in their home’s bathroom soon becomes a siege event in which they find themselves facing an apocalyptic event.
How this has all come to be remains a mystery but through flashbacks we learn that Melissa and her girlfriend Amy (Lisette Alexis) – an amateur witch mind you- have cast a spell that’s gotten a little out of hand. We see none of what ensues outside the confines of the family home, relying on the actors’ descriptions of what they see. Vivid performances from each member of the cast help increase the horror throughout until, like them, you’re on pins and needles waiting for the next nightmare event to occur. What with the world seemingly getting closer and closer to going over the edge each day, Need manages to effectively exploit the prevalent sense of existential dread.
3 1/2 Stars