Come Play

Directing his first feature horror film, writer/director Jacob Chase is already at ease with making audiences uneasy. Chase’s less-is-more approach gives audiences a glimpse of the monster through the use of a phone or tablet’s camera app. Avid gamers will undoubtedly recognize the film’s concept similarities to games like Fatal Frame and Outlast. Much like the games, this leads to several tense scenes that develop into some real frights. 

Not to mention, the work by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop makes Larry appear realistically terrifying. He’s tall, gangly, disproportionate, and extremely pale. You rarely get a look at his face as well, except for the occasional peek of his bright red eyes. At the same time, cinematographer Maxime Alexandre (The Haunting of Bly Manor) uses the smallest amounts of light to create an eerie atmosphere that complements the Creature Shop’s monster work. 

Chase also gets good performances out of his cast and elicits terrific amounts of frights and suspense as things progressively escalate. Although Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher, Jr. carry their fair share of the film, Come Play relies heavily on the strength of Azhy Robertson’s performance. He did a surprising amount of research for the role, including shadowing children on the spectrum. In doing so, he’s able to emulate their mannerisms to create the most realistic portrayal of an autistic child to date. It’s what makes the dynamic between Oliver and the other characters so interesting, especially since Oliver rarely communicates through speech. This allows for a mainly physical performance from Robertson to convey Oliver’s wide-range of emotions to the audience.

Through Robertson’s performance, it’s able to amplify the film’s themes of bullying. There are undoubtedly parallels between the monster and our young protagonist. The bullies in the film are the real misunderstood monsters that Larry — and Jacob Chase — was telling us about. They’re particularly mean to him because of a very valid reason and not because of pure prejudice against Oliver’s autism. 

Overall, Come Play is a solid horror film that delivers on some spine-tingling thrills. Oliver’s loneliness and the underlying family drama serve as a solid foundation for this modern-day creature feature. Not to mention, Jacob Chase completely gets the genre and how to effectively scare the audience. Not bad for his first horror feature.

Movie Rating: 3.5/5 atoms

Come Play - Gavin Maclver-Wright, Winslow Fegley, Azhy Robertson, and Jayden Marine

Video

Come Play hits Blu-ray with a 1080p MPEG-AVC with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Now, the film isn’t visually striking, but don’t let that fool you into thinking negatively about the video presentation. The picture is excellent. The brightness is consistent throughout as the light illuminating from the various lamps and lighting fixtures shine off the screen. However, the blacks are deep and the shadow detail is excellent — a relief considering most of the film takes place at night. The muted color palette won’t wow in terms of the number of vibrant colors. After all, this isn’t that type of film. Nevertheless, the colors are accurate throughout. Best of all, the picture is clean and clear, with a strong level of detail throughout.

Video Rating: 4.5/5 atoms

Come Play - John Gallagher Jr.

Audio

Come Play hits Blu-ray with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. As I’ve said plenty of times before, the key to every horror Blu-ray release is a dynamic sound mix. Thankfully, Come Play delivers on that front. The spot-on sound effects based upon what’s happening onscreen is definable within the soundstage. The atmospherics are nicely mixed throughout, offering precise immersive moments at different points in the film. Roque Baños’s score complements the atmospheric effects. Not to mention, the musical horror cues are surprisingly engaging since it fully utilizes the subwoofer for maximum impact. Despite all of the chaos, the dialog still comes out with amazing clarity. 

Audio Rating: 4.5/5 atoms

Come Play - Gillian Jacobs and Azhy Robertson

Special Features

Unfortunately, Come Play‘s Blu-ray disc doesn’t come with any special features.

Special Features Rating: n/a


Overall, Come Play is a thoroughly entertaining creature feature. It may have a simple premise, but director Jacob Chase is able to still take the viewer on a scare-filled ride. The video and audio presentations are great for the film’s thematic content. Unfortunately, there are no special features included in this release. Not even the short film that Come Play is based on. 

Overall Rating: 4/5 atoms

This Blu-ray was reviewed using a retail/advance copy/unit provided by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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Official 247HH exclusive interview with Romeo, MI based Hip Hop/Rap artist Blaze Ya Dead Homie, where you’ll hear about him linking up with Twiztid, how he got introduced to Rap, & he remembers his early recording sessions.





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Godzilla vs. Kong is coming to theaters and HBO Max earlier this year, and today we finally have the trailer featuring the two iconic Titans duking it out in the MonsterVerse. Things have been building up since 2014’s Godzilla, and the promotional materials have been letting us know that “one will fall.” Who’s going to fall? Perhaps the trailer will give us an idea.

With the trailer out, here are a few things we have noticed.

Kong is as big as Godzilla

The last time we saw King Kong in Kong: Skull Island, he was young and smaller than Godzilla. How would he beat the King of the Monsters? Will he outmaneuver him with his agility, or will he eventually grow bigger as he ages?

In the trailer, we get a good view of the two Titans standing on top of a ship, with Kong winding up for the first punch.

Kong has a Powerful Battle Axe

The trailer features a few shots of Kong wielding a battle-ax, and the promotional video does an excellent job of teasing it for the most part. In the end, there’s an epic shot of Kong jumping towards Godzilla with the battle axe, and the weapon looks to be benefitting from Godzilla’s atomic breath as it charges up. The aftermath of that is a giant explosion.

So what is this battle axe made of? A King Kong toy gives us a better look at the shape, and it definitely resembles a part of Godzilla’s dorsal fins. This would explain why the battle axe can absorb the atomic breath.

One Will Fall

The trailer is advertising that one will fall. That definitely sounds like one of the two Titans are going to lose. Will it be Kong? Or will it be Godzilla? Maybe it’s trickery, and it means another foe will fall? In the trailer, Kong was able to get a punch in and then pushes Godzilla off of the ship. Another shot has Kong landing an overhead strike. As for the last shot with the battle axe, Kong jumps to get a hit on Godzilla, but the explosion pushes them both away. As for Godzilla, the titan, for the most part, just stands there and takes it.

If one were to judge the fight from the trailer, Kong is shaping up to be the winner. Also, with Godzilla wreaking havoc and behaving like a villain and Kong having a bond with a girl named Jia, it’s looking more like Kong is going to be the hero and winner of the story. However, the movie could have more surprises in store with the synopsis revealing “unseen forces.” Could this mean we’ll see Mechagodzilla or Mecha-King Ghidorah?

Synopsis: Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

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This ninja made a video based on a shirt his IT guy was wearing.  The imagery shocked him, and he decided to not do a single bit of research about them before putting together a 6 minute video.  I’m posting mostly because I think it’s funny to bring ignorance to light.

This is from the video’s description:

Reformed Chicago Crime Figure (allegedly, for entertainment purposes) ChicagoTonyV offers this important public service announcement. Do you have a child that has been ensnared in the Insane Clown Posse Cult?





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A few days ago, a journalist from TheAtlantic.com put up an editorial about Donald Trumps last day in office and what was to come in the days ahead.  At the end of it, he compared Trump and his followers to the Insane Clown Posse, and not in a flattering way.

You can see the excerpt from the article below.

From TheAtlantic.com:

At noon tomorrow, our four-year experiment in being governed by the political equivalent of the Insane Clown Posse will finally end. It is ending in Juggalo style (some have called it “Trumpalo”), violently and pointlessly, with a handful of deaths, the smearing of various bodily fluids, and a riot on the way out. 

Violent J has voiced his disdain of Trump over the past few years, especially during the past few months of Patreon live streams.  He had this to say:

From StereoGum.com

I can’t believe TheAtlantic.com would hire a writer, presumably for his expertise in journalism who’s that off the mark, as well as an editor for his or her fact checking abilities who obviously lives within a reality separate from our own when it comes to defining who Juggalos truly are and what they’re about…

The truth is it fuckin’ hurts and [it’s] scary seeing professional adults acting like savage bullies…

sad little bullshit like this makes me question the media in general and [lose] a little faith in just about [everything] I fuckin read!

With Trump out of office, the comparisons will likely be fewer and farther between.  Do you think J overreacted? Or was he justified with this response?





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Boondox ft. Jamie Madrox – Self Destruction (Official Lyric Video)

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Lyrics:
Another thing for me to pray for
Another tragedy to face
Don’t think that I could say more
Before another sin will take it’s place
I’m begging for a resolution
And I’m suffocating endlessly
I look to heaven but it’s never gonna sever this depression so I’m living with the misery

My mind is clouded and there’s a chance of rain
And my heart is poundin and I can’t ascertain
How to put the pieces back together
just when I think it’s getting better
it’ll break and then I feel the same
Yeah I know the world ain’t really on my shoulders
But heavy is the head that wears the crown
And I’m the king of self-destruction
and I believe in next to nothin so
I’m never gonna put it down

Self destructive
My own worst enemy
Substance abuse
That knows no remedy
I won’t waste no prayers on you
You go do what you always do
Self destructive
My own worst enemy
Substance abuse
That knows no remedy
I won’t waste no prayers on you
You go do what you always do

Better live your life
Like there’s nothing left
For you to live for
Pitfall
Get back up
Showing endurance
That you were built for
So self destructive
The world corruptive
Like bad advice
Or you can be yourself
And be the subject of ridicule
That no one no one likes
Instead you wanna go out
And fill the void and any
Loose angle and just pack with pills
No one can tell you no
Or where you need to go
It’s your night and you need to kill
Days of your time
When you’re way outta line
People telling us you hating us
Only real thing over there keeping you alive
Homies keeping a blind eye
Rehab tell me you tried
Seems all set it’s
Mostly pathetic
But somebody over there’s
Keeping you supplied
But it’s not us no
Somebody had to let it go
Rather not
Stand by ya side
Like the ones you trust
That watch you die slow

Self destructive
My own worst enemy
Substance abuse
That knows no remedy
I won’t waste no prayers on you
You go do what you always do
Self destructive
My own worst enemy
Substance abuse
That knows no remedy
I won’t waste no prayers on you
You go do what you always do

Self destructive
My own worst enemy
I won’t waste no prayers on you
You go do what you always do
Self destructive
My own worst enemy
I won’t waste no prayers on you
You go do what you always do





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Hopsin’s new single YOUR HOUSE available everywhere:
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Mac Lethal decided to perform a concert from his home studio featuring some of his most popular tracks!





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Sampled from the movie CASINO. This mob inspired track produced a very gore like mob-style video as well. Shot by @Tilli Mack in Southern California. Produced by M.A.D of Madopelli Music www.madopellimusic.com





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The DEBUT Official Music Video for “Evil” by Erratic!

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Life’s a beach isn’t it? This week Shaggy And The Creep lather up in some sunscreen and head out for a much needed day at the beach! Pool toys, shovels, and eating chapstick are just a small smidgen of what you can expect, but I ain’t saying anything else! Watch the video for yourself, jerk!





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Steve-O of Jackass fame interviews Violent J of the Insane Clown Posse about their past beef, Juggalos being classified as a gang, the Hatchetman, Juggalos as a culture, and so much more!





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