Come Out and Play with Makinov’s Manifesto


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Not even sure why, but damn it if that headlines didn’t sound dirty! Anyway, on Tuesday, February 12th, Cinedigm Entertainment Group will release Makinov’s Come Out and Play (review) on VOD, and we have a manifesto from the director to get you in the mood!

This remake of Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s 1976 Spanish horror flick Who Can Kill a Child? stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw, and Daniel Gimenez Cacho.

Beth (Vinessa Shaw, 3:10 To Yuma) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach, “Damages”), a happy young couple expecting their first child, have come to Mexico for a romantic getaway. Francis insists on venturing by boat to a more serene locale; Beth hesitantly agrees. As they dock on a sun-kissed beach where children are playing and giggling, everything seems perfect at first. But as they wander 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, but no adults in sight. When Francis witnesses the violent death of an old man (Daniel Giménez Cacho, Bad Education) at the hands of a smiling little girl, a day in paradise quickly turns into a struggle for survival. Francis must protect his very pregnant wife from a pack of murderous children and get the couple off the island alive. An unsettling theme drives the starkly simple plot of COME OUT AND PLAY, Belarus-born filmmaker Makinov’s horror production based on Juan José Plan’s 1976 Spanish film, El Juego De Niños.

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