PLOT: After a car accident, a woman starts to have night terrors and finds herself unable to remember things.
For about 80% of the film, Come Back to Me plays out like some sort of psychological horror film. The main character, Sarah, jumps back and forth between reality and dreams and it seems like there’s bound to be some sort of twist that reveals some sort of Fight Club ending. But that is only if you forget the opening scene and the idea of Chekhov’s gun. There’s no reason for the opening scene unless it plays into the main plot, and of course, it does.
Without revealing too much, let’s just say when you have a creepy neighbor kid in a horror movie, you’re kind of showing your hand. It comes into play, as you would expect, but there’s more supernatural things working here than you would expect. There’s a reveal and I’m still not sure how I feel about it; it kind of makes Sarah’s night terrors inconsequential and they play such a large part of the movie that it feels like it takes away from the first half. I will say that the reveal is a pretty interesting one and definitely not what I was expecting.
There’s a lot of gore in this one. If you’re a gorehound, there’s a lot of blood; not so much guts, but throats be slashed, yo.
Gore Rating: 3.5 out of 5
At times, this movie is a visceral assault. There are lots of loud noises and creepy moments, especially during the main character’s night terrors. I won’t say it was super scary, but it’s done pretty well regardless.
Scare Rating: 2.5 out of 5
You get some PG-13 type sexiness: exposed backs, bathing scenes, offscreen sex, but nothing that’s going to turn up the heat on the evening. You’ve seen more on basic cable.
Sex/Nudity Rating: 1.5 out of 5
It’s an interesting movie for the most part. I won’t say I was particularly impressed by it, but it’s definitely worth your time. It’s a competently made film with a lot of tension with an interesting ending and a very solid performance by its lead actress, Katie Walder.