The Blood in the Snow Film Festival is one of my favorite festivals out there, and I always look forward to covering it. First up is the sci-fi thriller, Come True. This one had me shaken to my core. I’ve always wanted to know what it would be like to watch my own dreams or nightmares… not anymore.
The film is now available in select theaters, digital, and cable VOD on March 12th in the USA, Canada, and the UK.
This film was written and directed by Anthony Scott Burns (Holidays, Our House) based on a story Daniel Weissenberger (Gutshot). The film stars Julia Sarah Stone (The Killing, Honey Bee), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove, Truth or Dare), Skylar Radzion (Supernatural, The 100), and Tiffany Helm (Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, In the Tall Grass).
Synopsis for Come True
A teenage runaway takes part in a sleep study that becomes a nightmarish descent into the depths of her mind and a frightening examination of the power of dreams.
I’m not surprised that I enjoyed this film as I’m a huge fan of Anthony Scott Burns’ work, especially Our House (read our review HERE). This may be one of the scariest films I’ve seen in a long time… and I don’t use the word scary often. There was something about it that was truly haunting, pure nightmare fuel. As I mentioned in my introduction, I’ve always been curious about dreams and thought it would be cool if somehow we could plug a machine to our brains and see our dreams/nightmares in real time. However, after watching Come True, I think I’ll pass. No thank you, haha.
The performances are amazing by all parties but Julia Sarah Stone steals the show. She gives a riveting and strong performance, captivating the audience in every scene. I love her character development throughout the story. It was also awesome to watch Landon Liboiron in a completely different role from what I’m used to. The last role I saw him in was Hemlock Grove and that was polar opposite from his character in Come True.
The fantastic cinematography and lighting worked together beautifully to create a eerie, nightmarish atmosphere that is meant to send chills down your spine, and it delivered that throughout the film. Come True isn’t one that is bloody or gory, but it’s a psychological thriller that will mess with your head. That ending blew me away!
Come True is proof that not all things in 2020 are bad. I’m thankful I got to watch it for the 2020 Blood in the Snow Film Festival and I hope others get a chance as well as it makes its way through the festival circuit.