Come and Get Me (2011) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Chris Sun
Starring: Kelsie McDonald, Christian Radford, Shaun Trainer
Rated: NR/Region: 0/16×9/Number of dics: 1
Available from Alternative Cinema
When four friends head to the city for a Girl’s Night Out, an unexpected ride home turns into a night of murder and terror as they are stalked by three serial killers through the dense Australian hinterlands. There is a lot that is very familiar and dark about this one and it comes to us by way of those fine folks over at Alternative Cinema. And you never do know what you are going to get from new releases from them.
I have seen such grindhouse classics from the 70s as I Spit on Your Grave and The Last House on the Left. After seeing this movie it becomes clear that this Australian director has seen those films as well. So in regards to that this film is a lot like those, just with an Australian accent added in for good measure. Our killers are unlikeable, our females that are being knocked off aren’t what I’d called likeable either, and the movie gives off a very bleak feel to it. But one thing this movie does do well and well enough to hold our attention is give us gore.
If we look for more than that we might be at a loss. The movie has people doing dumb things left and right when they should be smarter than that. We get a big shock near the end that if I had of been the friend to be big surprise I’d have been pissed since the big surprise could have popped out a minute earlier to save a life. I also don’t care for the very last sequence of the film. But all that being the case I can’t say don’t watch this one because the violence almost makes up for everything else. And at the end of the day it IS a throwback to a harder to watch time of cinema and it nails that vibe perfectly.
– Audio Commentary
– Deleted Scenes
– Interviews with Actors
– Special FX
– Original Trailer