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Cast: Michael Ray Davis, Thor Wahlestedt, Elise Rovinsky, Blake Logan, Maurice Mejia, Dean Denton
A grandfather and grandson wander into the woods to find the deer they shot. They find a trespassing neighbor instead. With a history of land disputes between them, the lines between good and evil blur as the darkness deepens. Soon they begin to question if everything will really be okay, Come Morning.
"Come Morning" tells the story of Frank and his grandson D. One morning Frank and D head out to do some hunting but when it leads to an accident things turn from good to bad in a hurry.
The story does not fill you in on all the details at once but you kind of figure that Frank and his family had a long feud with their neighbors over the land which sets the stage for the rest of the film. The story is a simple one but it is well written and executed. I do not think this is going to be a film for everyone simply because it is slow moving, relying on its story and characters to drive it but if you like a good drama/thriller then I highly recommend checking this out.
The film had my attention right from the start and by holding back on some of the story the film makers kept me engaged and wanting to know more the entire time. Things do pick up about half way through but the film is never boring even during it's slower scenes.
Production wise the film looks and sounds fantastic, the woods when night time falls becomes a character all by itself creating the perfect atmosphere for what is happening.
And finally the acting, "Come Morning" has a small cast but everyone in the film did an amazing job playing their parts including, Michael Ray Davis as Frank, Thor Wahlestedt as D, Elise Rovinsky as Morigan and Richard Ledbetter as Charlie to name a few. I do not think they could of picked a better group of actors to play these very important characters.
"Come Morning" is an effective, tense and riveting thriller that slowly draws you in and keeps you hooked all the way to the bitter end. I also felt that the film was a bit of a coming of age story about a young man who is forced to endure more than any child should. One of the better films I have seen this year, I recommend checking it out.
Released by Monarch Home Entertainment
**** Out Of *****