A happy young couple expecting their first child travel to Mexico for a romantic getaway. As they dock on a sun-kissed beach where children are playing and giggling, everything seems perfect—yet as they wander the strangely empty streets, an atmosphere of unease sets in: an abandoned hotel, a distress signal echoing from a radio, and a sense of being watched. Children's laughter drifts through the streets, with no adults in sight. When the couple witnesses the violent death of an old man, their day in paradise becomes a struggle for survival. From the mysterious Belarus-born filmmaker Makinov, Come Out and Play is based on Juan José Plan's 1976 Spanish film, El Juego de Niños.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The film maintains a deliberately unhurried pace that builds tension naturally and with minimum interference from the soundtrack.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 03.21.2013
For horror fans, there are ... enough gruesome images, icky concepts and "don't-go-there" moments to carry the day.Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 03.21.2013
Even by the low standards of scary-movie plausibility, mononymous first-timer Makinov exhibits brazenly little interest in psychologically grounding his story.Eric Hynes, Time Out New York, 03.19.2013
Makinov tries repeatedly to mine suspense from slowly creeping up on his actors with the camera. If I'd directed this bunk, I'd hide my face too.Scott Foundas, Village Voice, 03.19.2013