Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Come Back to Me (2014)

Starring: Matt Passmore, Katie Walder, and Laura Gordon

Homicidal Maniac: Nathan Keyes as Dale

Run time: 1:36:08

Quick Synopsis:  A woman, who suffers blackouts after a car accident, finds herself pregnant.  The problem is that her husband is sterile. 

Review: In a couple of my reviews I have mocked the filmmakers while making the kill counts.  Although within the scopes of these films a character may have survived an apparent kill scene, I have refused to take that kill out of the kill count; making the decision that no one could possibly survive what had happened to them.  Well Come Back to Me is a big middle finger to me and the way that I treat some of the awful horror movies.  In an attempt to avoid giving away the whole movie, I will just that the novel the movie is based off of was title The Resurrectionist for a reason.   The fact that this movie is based off a film is pretty evident due to how well-written the story is for a low budget
horror movie.  If it was not for the sometimes underwhelming acting, that can become distracting, this movie would have gotten much higher marks from me.  Nathan Keyes should not be included in that underwhelming acting though.  He gives a great performance and portrays the proper level of creepiness that his character is supposed to show.  The film as a whole has an impressive feeling of eeriness from the beginning to end and that should be seen as a measure of Paul Leyden's potential as a director.  Come back to Me is a well-written, well-directed awful horror movie.

Fun Fact: The film is based off the novel, The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White.

Hidden Gem: It is necessary to show flashbacks to previous scenes in the movie because the audience won't be able to figure out simple reveals.

Total Kill Count:
Eileen- Maura West (3:00) Stabbed Offscreen Gore Rating: 4
Josh- Matt Passmore (26:00) Suffocated Gore Rating: 0
Sarah- Katie Walder (1:02:00) Throat Slit Gore Rating: 5
Teen (1:13:00) Strangled Gore Rating: 0
Josh- Matt Passmore (1:22:00) Shot in Chest Gore Rating: 6
Dale- Nathan Keyes (1:30:00) Shot in Chest Gore Rating: 3
Josh- Matt Passmore (1:31:00) Previous Wounds Gore Rating: 7
Sarah- Katie Walder (1:31:00) Previous Wounds Gore Rating: 7
Woman Becoming Engaged (1:31:00) Choked Gore Rating: 0
Woman in Pool (1:31:00) Cut Up Gore Rating: 5
Girl Who Dies in Grocery Store- Alexandra Staus (1:31:00) Head Wound Gore Rating: 6 Eileen- Maura West (1:31:00) Slit Wrists Gore Rating: 7
Leslie- Laura Gordon (1:32:00) Choked Gore Rating: 0

             Horror Film: 7
             Entertainment: 6
             Gore: 5
             Overall: 6.25