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Monster torments autistic boy in creepy 'Come Play' trailer

By Argie Aguja Published Oct 08, 2020 2:06 am

Tablets and smartphones are great gadgets for making kids busy. But what if your child tells you that there’s a monster lurking in the screen? Would you be brave enough to take a look?

Focus Features presents us with this dilemma in the creepy new trailer for Come Play, an upcoming horror thriller that tells the story of a young autistic boy named Oliver, who claims to have seen Larry, a monster manifesting itself through smartphones and other mobile devices. The boy says that the monster just wants a friend but nobody wants to believe his story.

The movie is based on a short film titled Larry directed by Jacob Chase, who also wrote and directed the feature film.

Come Play stars Azhy Robertson (Oliver) and John Gallagher Jr. (Marty), Gillian Jacobs (Sarah), Winslow Fegley (Byron), Jayden Marine (Mateo), Gavin MacIver-Wright (Zach) and Rachel Wilson (Jennifer).

Watch the trailer here:

The synopsis reads: 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 horror flick is scheduled to premiere in theaters starting Oct. 31, Halloween.