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Come Out and Play -- An expecting couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality.

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Director:
Writers:
Juan José Plans (novel)
Makinov (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 March 2013 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Makinov 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Makinov  screenplay
Juan José Plans  novel "El juego de los niños"

Produced by
Ulrich Maier .... line producer
Makinov .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Makinov 
 
Film Editing by
Makinov 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiromi Kamata .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jorge Juarez Horta .... sound recordist
Makinov .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerardo Manjarrez .... a camera/steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Santiago Cendejas .... post-production coordinator
 
Other crew
Anna Paola Saracco .... production coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"The Child" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong disturbing violence involving children, and for some language
Runtime:
105 min | USA:87 min
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Color:
Color (35 mm version)
Certification:
Australia:MA15+ (2014) | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Mexico:B15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Continuity: Upon arriving at the hotel the time on the clock changes back and forth in different shots while they are in the lobby.See more »
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Remake of Island of the Damned (1976)See more »

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19 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
More of the same, 13 February 2013
Author: mdnobles19 from United States

Come Out and Play is basically a carbon copy of the original 1976 film Who Can Kill A Child? It was a lazy remake that didn't even try to attempt something different with the concept or reinterpret it. The film is a retread and a missed opportunity to breath new life into the killer kids subgenre. The film still manages to capture the unsettling dread, suspense, mysterious and creepy atmosphere and terrifying helplessness that made the original effective. The musical score was intense and heart pounding and made you feel like you were watching a living nightmare captured on celluloid. The elements that made it watch able is that the premise is still creepy and disturbing and the story is still effective and shocking. Come Out and Play is in the end though just another pointless remake with nothing remotely new to show or say.

The performances were solid for the most part but I thought the script was pretty weak with underdeveloped characters. The two leads were likable and did their best with little that they were given, but they just played the typical, token stranded tourists that waited too long to get the hell out of there. Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Vinessa Shaw play parents to be Francis and Beth, who take one last vacation before Beth is due to give birth to their child. They make a trip to a secluded island and realize too late that all of the adults are missing and the children left behind. The doomed couple soon discovers that the children are homicidal maniacs, with no explanation of how they got that way. We as viewers are just as baffled as the couple and there wasn't even a hint to how the children got that way. I think the main stars are talented performers, but are wasted here as the lackluster script raises more questions than answers.

Director, Makinov pretty much cut and paste here with no inspiration behind the proceeding. He knows the basics of a horror movie but weren't inventive with the elements; as a result there wasn't any moments of surprise because if you've seen the original you know the outcome. The director brought nothing new to the story.

Overall, it's an uninspired remake that's too faithful to the original and you might as well just rent the original because it's exactly the same right down to the ending. Both give effective chills, but there is no good reason for this remake to exist. Still there are far worse out there.

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