A trailer for the horror film Cobweb (starring Lizzy Caplan, directed by Samuel Bodin, produced by Seth Rogen) is now online
Four and a half years ago, Lionsgate – a studio that had once been a prominent force in the horror genre, with releases like The Devil’s Rejects, Cabin Fever, the Hostel films, and of course the Saw franchise – announced that they were developing a genre project called Cobweb with the intention of taking back their “ownership” of horror. We’ll have the chance to see just how impressive and unnerving the movie turned out to be when Cobweb receives a theatrical release on July 21st… and with that date just one month away, a trailer for the film has arrived online. You can watch it in the embed above.
Directed by Samuel Bodin, who created Netflix’s short-lived French horror series Marianne, from a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin (Leatherface), Cobweb has the following synopsis: Eight-year-old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap from inside his bedroom wall – a tapping that his parents insist is all in his imagination. As Peter’s fear intensifies, he believes that his parents could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret and questions their trust. And for a child, what could be more frightening than that?
We previously saw a synopsis that said a boy’s abusive parents have always told him the voices he hears in the walls of his house are only in his head. But when he discovers that they’re real, he conspires to let them out.
The film stars Lizzy Caplan (Fatal Attraction),
Antony Starr (The Boys), Cleopatra Coleman (Infinity Pool), and Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon).
Cobweb was produced by Point Grey’s Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver, along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee. Vertigo’s Andrew Childs serves as executive producer with Jonathan McCoy and Josh Fagen, who oversaw the project for Point Grey. Jim Miller and Meredith Wieck oversaw the project for Lionsgate. Rogen isn’t an obvious producer for an intense horror project, but we’re also living in a world where Kevin Smith made a horror movie about a man being surgically turned into a walrus and where Danny McBride has co-written three Halloween sequels.
Cobweb looks pretty good to me. What did you think of the trailer? Do you think Lionsgate’s attempt to take back ownership of the horror genre looks like a success? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/cobweb-trailer/