“Come Play” with Trailer for the Spooky New Horror Movie

With so much happening this year, it could be easy to forget that Halloween is coming up. But Focus Features and Amblin haven't. They've lined up a frightening new horror film just in time for the holiday.

Gillian Jacobs (Community) and John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom) play the parents of Oliver (newcomer Azhy Robertson), a non-verbal boy who often retreats into digital spaces and fictional worlds. When one of the disturbing creatures from his e-books finds its way into the real world, the scares become even bigger.

Writer-director Jacob Chase adapts his 2017 short Larry into this feature-length fright fest. This marks his big-budget debut after numerous shorts and the mumblecore feature The Four-Faced Liar. The film was shot by Maxime Alexandre, who knows a thing or two about horror, having lensed two Conjuring Universe movies, the killer alligator flick Crawl and the cult classic High Tension.

Check out the new trailer below.

Come Play will open in theaters on October 30, but don't be surprised if its date or method of release changes.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.