Director Jacob Chase’s first feature-length film, Come Play, looks to be a chiller from the eyes of a child with autism. From the trailer, we meet a young lad named Oliver who seems to find emotional support in his smart devices.
However, it appears there is a malevolent entity named Larry who is also looking for a friend and uses screen technology to find them. Things go bump in the night and eventually spiral into a game of hide and seek in this creeper from Amblin Partners (1917, The Turning). The film is inspired by the 2017 short “Larry.”
Here’s a brief synopsis of Come Play followed by the trailer*.
Take a look:
Newcomer Azhy 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 (Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr.) must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen. The film is produced by The Picture Company for Amblin Partners.
Come Play opens in theaters on October 30, 2020.
*Bonus: Here is the short on which the feature is based: