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by Cristina A. Gonzalez
February 13, 2013 2:36 PM
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Watch: The Unsettling Trailer for Horror Film 'Come Out and Play' Features a Murderous Gang of Children

New Video Still from 'Come Out and Play'

Arriving in theaters next month after having premiered at Toronto in 2012, the horror film "Come Out and Play" stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach ("Lola Versus") and Vinessa Shaw ("Two Lovers") as Francis and Beth, a happy couple who visit Mexico for a romantic getaway. The couple venture to a secluded island where they're greeted by a beautiful beach filled with children playing -- children, they discover, but no adults, and a neighborhood that seems to have been abandoned in distress.  After witnessing the violent death of an old man at the hands of the children, the two realize that in order to survive, they'll have to escape. Ah, murderous kiddies.

The film is directed by Belarus-born filmmaker Makinov and is based on Juan José Plan's 1976 Spanish horror film "Who Can Kill a Child?" "Come Out and Play" will be released in select theaters on March 22nd and is currently available on iTunes and VOD.

Watch the trailer below or on Apple and share your comments.


  • Arch | February 14, 2013 4:27 AMReply

    @THOR. Mostly I implied it sounds like the kind of "meta discourse" (for lack of better words) Roth would use/build. He's not alone mind you, in fact I'd say it's a common issue in recent horror. Also I disagree on "Roth known for his wit and inventive style" and the first pic form Green Inferno looks very cheap so...

    Thanks for language clarifications though. In any case whatever the grammar I'm not convinced by the "manifesto" itself. Beside, it could work if only he wasn't promoting a remake let alone the remake of a still very effective film from the 70's.

  • Arch | February 15, 2013 4:28 AM

    And I guess you could add Aftershock which came out not to long ago. If anything Roth's little "joint venture" (?) in south America is interesting (kinda reminds me the heyday of Corman).

  • THOR | February 14, 2013 7:21 PM

    I've just realised that The Green Inferno, Come Out and Play and Magic Magic make three upcoming horror movies about Americans in South America. Interesting synchronicity.

  • Arch | February 13, 2013 2:48 PMReply

    Those interested (?) may want to check the so-called "manifesto" from said Makinov :
    Is it just me or it's weirdly reminiscent of the kind of stuff Eli Roth would say during promo.

  • THOR | February 13, 2013 6:50 PM

    It's ironic that I misspelled "grammatically".

    By the way, I didn't really mean "bland" as a criticism. I don't dismiss movies based on a trailer, I was simply commenting on the style.

  • THOR | February 13, 2013 6:44 PM

    As a matter of fact, I am from Belarus, and I can confirm that he speaks Russian without an accent (the filtering is way too heavy to say whether he has specifically a Belarusian accent or not, which is not even a thing in the first place, according to many).

    The translation smoothes out him sounding like a 12 year old into him sounding like a 14 year old (in the original some sentences aren't even gramatically correct, there's embarrassing high schooler's slang present, etc.).

    The trailer looks too bland for someone like Roth known for his wit and inventive style to have directed it, if that's what you're implying.