The Seth Rogen-produced horror film Cobweb, starring Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr, is coming to Blu-ray and digital next month
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. The film was given a theatrical release at the end of last month… but we haven’t heard anything about how it’s done at the domestic box office. It hasn’t been listed on any box office charts. The only number we have is a worldwide total that’s just under $2 million. So it seems not many people have seen Cobweb. Maybe it will do better when it reaches home video. Lionsgate will be giving the film a Blu-ray and digital release on September 12th, and copies can be pre-ordered at THIS LINK.
It’s sad to see a film that once had such high expectations attached to it sputter out so badly. Especially since our own Tyler Nichols thought it was good enough to give it an 8/10 review.
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.
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