My first thought after researching Come Back to Me was how I didn’t particularly want to watch a film written and directed by a former soap opera star. It just didn’t sound appealing to me. Then I figured, what the hell, I’ll just watch it and be done. So, I sat down to watch it and realized it’s a pretty solid thriller. This is the sort of flick that may have a stronger connection with a female audience but nonetheless, it’s good.
Sarah (Katie Walder) and Josh (Matt Passmore) are all set up in the perfect suburban neighborhood. Three years prior, Sarah was in a near fatal car accident which left her physically and emotionally scarred. While they struggle to keep their marriage together, a new neighbor, Dale (Nathan Keyes) moves across the street and he grows quite fond of Sarah. As she fights through the emotional wounds, she begins to have Night Terrors so vivid, she begins to think they’re real. The only way to find out what’s going on is to set up cameras around the house to capture all of her moves. What she captures on tape will change everything forever.
Come Back to Me isn’t something I would normally seek out for myself to watch. The pacing is a bit slow and some viewers with short attention spans may lose interest quickly. For those who stick in, they’ll find a picture full of solid performances and a completely satisfying finale. The film is like a puzzle with the pieces slowly falling into place before the big picture is revealed. Katie Walder is given a meaty role to sink her teeth into and runs away with it. Nathan Keyes is able to summon his inner demon and become a rather grotesque excuse for a hum. The reactions by the lead characters feet pretty natural and it’s refreshing to see a more adult horror flick without all the pretty teenagers. Director Paul Leyden also wrote the script which was based on the novel The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White. This isn’t a bloodfest or anything but there are a few incidents in the film guaranteed to make your skin crawl. I will say this is the perfect date movie for horror fans with a spouse who isn’t into the more extreme stuff. Patience is the key so if you don’t have any, just move along, if you do, you’ll find yourself drawn into the suburban terror with a few twists and turns you’ll never see coming.