Azhy Robertson (left) stars as “Oliver” and Gillian Jacobs (right) stars as “Sarah” in writer/director Jacob Chase’s COME PLAY, a Focus Features release. Credit : Jasper Savage / Amblin Partners / Focus Features
Jacob Chase certainly knows how to put scares with technology.
In Come Play, it’s a terrifying story of an autistic boy, who seemingly befriends a being from a different dimension. The creature can only assess his world through the window of the child’s tablet.
The film stars newcomer Azhy Robertson, the autistic child haunted by the creature in the shadows. He is supported by Gillian Jacobs (Community) and John Gallagher Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane). Chase directed and wrote the movie.
Here’s the official synopsis of Come Play:
Oliver is 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 must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.
RELATED INTERVIEW: Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr. on Practical Effects With Come Play [Exclusive Interview]
LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with director Jacob Chase about his film. We talked about the development that started with a short film into a full feature film.
For many years, Jacob Chase created numerous shorts. He made his feature film directorial debut with Come Play, which was based on his short film Larry. A few other short films, included Amy, After-School Special, Patient Zero, and The Four-Faced Liar.
Come Play is one of the films that rely upon practical effects rather than CGI effects to showcase the terrors. The creature looks horrifying with simple jump scares from flickering lights, shadows, and creepy creature sounds. It’s not a film to miss on the big screen.
Come Play is out in theaters nationwide today.
Watch the exclusive interview with Jacob Chase below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Focus Features