Podcast! Shock Waves 2.4, the Fantastic Fest Episode

It’s post-Fantastic Fest wrap-up time…’s Ryan Turek and’s Lawrence Raffel are back from the 8th annual Austin, Texas event and they’re here to tell you about the best and worst films.  Listen in as they weigh in on Antiviral, American Mary, Frankenweenie, Berberian Sound Studio, Come Out and Play, The American Scream and more!

Music provided by: Nine Inch Nails (“Last” from The Cabin in the Woods soundtrack)

Fantastic Fest Review: Come Out and Play

A remake of Who Can Kill a Child?, Come Out and Play is not nearly as dangerous and boundary-pushing as it needs to be.  In fact, it’s a pretty by-the-numbers re-telling of Narciso Ibanez Serrador 1976’s killer kid flick that will likely bore the viewer than instill any sort of dread.  

It lacks any sort of flavor to set itself apart from far superior films of this ilk like – to name drop something recent – the UK offering The Children which kept you on the edge of your seat from the first act.  Here, the director known only as Makinov (who reportedly had his face disguised all through production) meanders through a story that misses opportunities, plays it rather safe and fails to make the film’s main threat scary.

Come Out and Play, Errors of the Human Body Get U.S. Distribution

This is a big week for distribution news.  Understandable considering the movie biz is in the midst of the Toronto International Film Festival.  This morning, we have the word on two genre pics that have found U.S. distributors.

Deadline reports Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired Come Out and Play, the remake of Who Can Kill a Child? which premiered at TIFF.  A theatrical release is planned in 2013.

Writer-director Makinov took on the film which stars Vinessa Shaw, Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.  The film concerns a vacationing couple who must uncover the mystery of a remote island populated only by children.

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: Come Out and Play, the Who Can Kill a Child? Remake

The Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness is welcoming Come Out and Play to its programming fold next month.

This is the remake of Who Can Kill a Child? that was shooting under the familiar moniker Child’s Play (c’mon, did you really think they would use that title?).  Come Out and Play comes to us from a writer-director who goes only by Makinov and we have six film stills to share with you.

Vinessa Shaw, Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Ebon Moss-Bachrach star.  According to the MM program, the film turns “a serene, sun-bleached Mexican paradise blood red, as a vacationing couple must uncover the mystery of a remote island populated only by children.”

Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem, The Bay to Premiere at TIFF’s Midnight…

News fresh from the Twitter-sphere.  As you know, the Toronto International Film Festival is quickly approaching and we’ve been eagerly anticipating the Midnight Madness line-up, which never disappoints.  

This morning, the official Twitter account for Midnight Madness unveiled the titles participating in the program this year and, man oh man, it’s a doozy.

It appears Dredd 3D is making the festival rounds before it opens September 21st.  Not only is the film playing to Fantastic Fest audiences in September, but it’s now a Midnight Madness selection as well.

Confirming what we’ve been telling you for the last month, Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem will make its premiere.  So will Hellbenders 3D, the latest film from The Burrowers’ JT Petty which stars Clancy Brown.