‘Cobweb’ Trailer: Lizzy Caplan And Antony Starr Hide A Terrible Secret From Their Son In New Horror

When you’re a kid, you rely on your parents to protect you from the scary things that go bump in the night. But…what if it’s your parents who are responsible for them? That’s the question at the heart of Cobweb, Lionsgate’s new horror film arriving this summer on the same weekend as Barbie and Oppenheimer.

That Lionsgate has enough confidence to counterprogram with Cobweb should tell you of the confidence they have in it. And there is a pretty good hook, as seen in the new trailer. A young boy, played by C’mon C’mon breakout Woody Norman, is tormented by a constant tapping noise from the walls in his bedroom each night. His parents, played by Lizzy Caplan and The Boys‘ Antony Starr, reassure him that everything is okay, but soon he starts to think they are hiding a terrible secret.

The film is directed by Samuel Bodin (Marianne) in his feature debut, from a script by Texas Chainsaw Massacre writer Chris Thomas Devlin. Also, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are aboard as producers.

Cobweb will be an intriguing option when it opens in theaters on July 21st.

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 (Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr) could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret and questions their trust. And for a child, what could be more frightening than that?


Travis Hopson
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