“Come Out and Play” is the new title for the horror remake of “Who Can Kill a Child”. I’ve never seen the original, or read the book from which it was based, but judging by the title, I’m guessing part of the story is answering the question, “Can you kill a child, even if he’s coming at you with a knife and murderous intentions?” (If I’m wrong, someone tell me in the comments section.) That seems to be the premise here — when a kid comes at you with a knife, do you have the stomach to grab a rock or a bat and brain him, even to save your wife and unborn child?
Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a happy young couple expecting their first child, have come to Mexico for a romantic getaway, renting a boat to visit an idyllic island off the coast. Everything seems perfect at first, as they arrive on a sun-kissed beach where children are playing and giggling on the dock. But as they make their way through the strangely empty streets, an atmosphere of unease sets in. An abandoned hotel. A distress call that repeatedly echoes from a radio set. The sense of being watched. The sound of children’s laughter drifting through the streets. No adults. When Francis witnesses a smiling little girl bludgeon an old man to death in the dusty streets, it’s clear that something is terribly wrong with these kids. As the groups of menacing, stone-faced children creep ever closer, Francis must protect his very pregnant wife and get them both off the island before they suffer the same fate as all the other adults.
Starring Vinessa Shaw, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Daniel Giménez Cacho.
The film was directed by Makinov, who is apparently so secretive he wore a mask during the shooting of the movie. Makinov, in fact, isn’t even his real name. I guess that’s kinda interesting. It’s definitely overly precious, though.
“Come Out and Play” is currently doing the TIFF thing up north before heading down south to Fantastic Fest.
Via : Quiet Earth