“COME OUT AND PLAY” (Movie Review)
[This review was initially published out of Fantastic Fest in September 2012, it is reposted below in light of the film's theatrical and VOD release.]
On the surface, COME OUT AND PLAY is simply a flat, soulless remake of one of the killer kid greats, WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? Coupled with one-named director Makinov’s bullshit, it’s a joke.
Prior to the film’s Fantastic Fest premiere, a video introduction from Makinov, a mysterious filmmaker who supposedly lives out a daily life with a hood on his head to remain anonymous, was played. I have no idea whether the brief piece will play alongside the film’s general release, but as it did not seem specifically crafted for the crowd in Austin—if anything, it has a bit of a general manifesto feel—it seems likely the bit will pop up somewhere. [Note: You can watch the video