My enjoyment of the new theatrical(!) release of COME PLAY (which is a kickin’ movie to begin with) was heightened by the fact that (A) I saw it on Halloween day, aka the First Day of Halloween (Halloween is, like Christmas, not just one day. It is a season, lasting from October 1st until Thanksgiving. But you already knew that.) and (B) it relies largely on practical FX. There’s some CGI work in there too, but it doesn’t overwhelm, doesn’t stand out. Larry, the monster star of the film, is, in a lot of his scenes, a puppet. Give me a good practical monster any day of the week. CGI should be used only when it is required and only when it can be rendered in as detailed and intricate a manner as possible.
Speaking of COME PLAY, I want a copy of the book used in the movie. It’s an e-book, not a physical tome as appears in the similar in tone THE BABADOOK, but I want a copy all the same, preferably one I can hold in my hands. It’s the artwork I want in particular, though, so I’d settle for an e-book. Maybe they could even release it online, or as an extra on the DVD when it releases.