Watch Horror Short ‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’ In Full Now

Yesterday, we brought you the trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s short film, The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story. While it arrived between Across the Spider-Verse and the next sequel, Beyond the Spider-Verse, this is actually a film with a message about mental health, and finds Miles Morales coping with the anxiety  after a panic attack.

And now you can watch the short film in its entirety. A collaboration between Sony and the Kevin Love Fund, an organization created by NBA player Kevin Love with the mission statement to break the stigma around mental health and encourage those in need to seek help.

Here’s the film’s synopsis: “In the genre-bending thriller “The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story,” Miles Morales struggles to balance his responsibilities as a teenager, friend, and student while acting as Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. After a particularly challenging day living with these pressures, Miles experiences a panic attack that forces him to confront the manifestations of his anxiety and learn that reaching out for help can be just as brave an act as protecting his city from evil.”

What you’ll find is something closer in tone to a horror movie, as Miles faces a dangerous alter ego.

The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story is directed by Jarelle Dampier and written by Khaila Amazan, with Shameik Moore and Brian Tyree Henry reprising their voice roles.

Travis Hopson
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