The Mysterious Makinov

imgresDirecting from behind a mask, Makinov director of horror Come Out and Play is one odd man and that’s saying something ion the world of horror.

The Belorussian troublemaker has only given a few interviews, suggesting his follow ups would involve either eroticism or the animals around him in his woodland home.

Born in Belorussia in the 1970’s, the elusive director refuses to disclose his first and last name. His first exposure to film making was as a focus puller in Russia. Interested in Huichol shamanism, he ventured to Mexico where he shot two documentary films on the subject.

After what he describes as a near death experience, he forged a new identity, referring to himself as Makinov. He believes that by punishing the ego, through anonymity, he can command the wisdom of being one with nothing.

Come Out and Play released 3rd May 2013 charts Beth and Francis vacation before the birth of their first child. Francis insists on venturing to a more serene island, Beth hesitantly agrees. They set out to a beautiful island, but soon discover it’s mysteriously abandoned, and the only people left on the island are children. Beth and Francis are left to uncover the mystery of the disappearances, and a day in paradise quickly turns into a struggle for survival.

We will be reviewing his movie Come Out and Play soon and in the meantime check out Makinov chainsaw-sound tracked manifestos below:


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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