In "Cobweb," eight-year-old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap and a girl's voice 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? (Gary Reber)
Special features include the featurettes "Becoming 'The Girl'" (HD 03:32), "Through The Eyes Of A Child" (HD 02:38) and "A Primal Fear" (HD 02:21) and a digital copy.
The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was photographed digitally in anamorphic Panavision ® using the Sony Cine Alta Venice and sourced from a 2K Digital Intermediate. The picture is prominently imaged on the dark shadow spectrum with brighter settings exhibited in a school house and during brief daylight sequences outside Peter's old house. Contrast is well balanced in all situations and exhibits natural black levels and revealing shadows. White levels are subdued and dimly lit to set the mood of pending danger. The color palette exhibits natural hues though dark in image. Brighter hues are more colorful, though as the story progresses the imagery descends into darkness with far less shadow delineation. Flesh tones appear natural in all situations. Resolution is generally soft but can be finely detailed at times. This is a hauntingly well-craft picture with tense imagery that frightens. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with a background of a haunting score. Drum & Lace's synthesizer-orchestral hybrid score delivers a wide and deep soundstage that aggressively envelops the surrounds. Sound effects are often directionalized and are quite effective in creating a freighting mood. Foley sound effects are also effective in enhancing realism and unsettling suspense, especially as a long tress of spider encrusted hair drags across the floor of the house. Dialogue is generally well integrated spatially. This is a terrific holosonic® soundtrack that delivers the chills and scares. (Gary Reber)