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“COME PLAY” will be coming out to play for Halloween

Monday, May 18, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Originally slated for the summer, the Focus Features horror film written and directed by Jacob Chase, based on his short film LARRY (pictured), now has a new date.

COME PLAY was originally set to debut July 24 and will now see North American release October 30. It stars Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr. (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, HUSH, UNDERWATER) and newcomer Azhy Robertson, with a creative team including cinematographer Maxime Alexandre (CRAWL, THE NUN, ANNABELLE: CREATION), composer Roque Baños (DON’T BREATHE, EVIL DEAD) and the Jim Henson Creature Shop. The synopsis: “Oliver [Robertson] is a lonely young boy who feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses Oliver’s devices against him to break into our world, Oliver’s parents [Jacobs and Gallagher] must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.