Come Out and Play (2012) DVD

April 28th, 2013
Author: Meredith Taylor

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Director: Makinov

Script: Juan Jose Plans/Makinov

Cast: Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw, Daniel Gimenez

105min     Horror

Makinov is an enigmatic Belorussian director whose interest in shamanism has shaped his filmmaking activities and spawned two documentaries on the subject, shot in Mexico. By remaining anonymous, apart from his surname, he believes any critical acclaim will be focussed will be on his creative output rather than his own ego by revealing his full identity.

Come out and Play is a horrifying thriller that centres on Beth and Francis, a couple spending a last holiday before the birith of their child by visiting a remote island in Mexico that appears to be largely populated by children. It’s not a holiday they will ever forget.  Shot in black and white, the film has a bleached-out, eerie otherworldliness to it that’s enhanced by a sparse script heightening suspense as it builds to a dramatic climax delivering B-movie thrills with its stylish visuals despite overstaying its welcome at nearly 2 hours long. MT

COME OUT AND PLAY IS OUT ON 3RD MAY 2013, FOLLOWED BY A DVD RELEASE ON 6TH MAY 2013.

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