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Something’s lurking in the dark in new “COME PLAY” poster

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The creature feature is creeping closer to its Halloween release.

Focus Features has revealed the new one-sheet for COME PLAY, which hits theaters October 30. Written and directed by Jacob Chase, based on his popular short film LARRY, the film stars Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr. (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, HUSH) and Winslow Fegley, with creature effects by the Jim Henson company, cinematography by Maxime Alexandre (CRAWL, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE) and music by Roque Baños (DON’T BREATHE, EVIL DEAD). According to the official synopsis, “Robertson stars as Oliver, 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.