13th Apr2015

FrightFest favourite ‘The Harvest’ coming to UK DVD

by Phil Wheat

The Harvest, from Henry: Portrait of a serial Killer director John McNaughton, was a firm audience favourite when it aired at last Summer’s London Frightfest and fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the films UK debut. Well the wait is over… Signature Entertainment, have announced the June 22nd release of the film under the title of Can’t Come Out to Play – which is perhaps a more apt, if over-simplified, title given that The Harvest was as generic of a title as they come. Although BOTH names do fit the story quite succinctly:

Feeling nothing but devastation after the loss of her mother and father, teenager Maryann (Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents and is delighted when she befriends Andy (Charlie Tahan). Andy is in very poor health, and he must stay within his home and carefully follow the instructions of his mother Katherine (Samantha Morton) – who also forbids him from having any visitors. When Katherine’s visits are discovered, Andy’s father Richard (Michael Shannon) is initially fine with the visits but Katherine does not feel the same, and her behaviour grows increasingly erratic.

Also starring Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, 3:10 To Yuma) and directed by the acclaimed auteur John McNaughton (Wild Things, Mad Dog and Glory), Can’t Come Out to Play is a chilling look at the lengths a mother will go to when protecting her child, even when her motivation for doing so is far from correct….

Can’t Come Out to Play is released on DVD and digital platforms from June 22, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.



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