The trailer (further below) sure makes this creature that the boy befriends look like E.T. It appears to be a twisted E.T, which is the right idea just before Halloween.
“Come Play stars Azhy Robertson as 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 the boy’s devices against him to break into our world, his parents must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.”Fresh ‘Come Play’ Poster and Stills Find a Friend in Larry – Bloody Disgusting
The E.T-looking character is called Larry, based on a 2017 short with that name. The concept has been expanded, something that worries me. Too many times shorter works that are expanded for a full length movie screw up the pacing. Hopefully the padding won’t show in this effort. We’ll know in a few days.
Come Play will be released on a LIMITED number of theaters starting Thursday October 30, 2020.