Move over, Eight Legged Freaks, there’s a new spider horrror in town. After raising an impressive amount during their Kickstarter Campaign, the team behind Itsy Bitsy have released their first trailer. The horror flick takes aim at your nostalgia by taking the childhood nursery rhyme ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’ and crafting a creepy legend and equally terrifying monster to lurk in the shadows.
The film tells the story of single mother “Kara” (Elizabeth Roberts) who moves from New York to the quiet countryside with her two children for a job opportunity she can’t afford to turn down. The family moves into their humble new guesthouse. Kara begins her work as a private nurse to “Walter,” (Bruce Davison) a man stricken with multiple sclerosis and an appraiser of rare antiquities with a secretive past.
Her teenage son, Jesse, (Arman Darbo) is unhappy about this most of all. Losing his friends and moving to the middle of nowhere hasn’t made his job of looking after his little sister, “Cambria,” (Chloe Perrin) any easier.
Doom precedes them. “Akiba,” (Treva Etienne) a shady international associate of Walter’s, brings with him a mysterious relic of ancient origin. “Kara” encounters run in with a local sheriff played by genre veteran actor Denise Crosby.
All too quickly they discover the relic contains more than just legends. Inside, waits a terrifying creature born of ancient darkness and pure instinct…a pre-historic cave Spider unlike the modern world has ever seen.
Itsy Bitsy stars Eileen Dietz, Denise Crosby, Bruce Davison, Matty Cardarople, Treva Etienne, Elizabeth Roberts, Chloe Pernin, Arman Darbo, Grace Shen, and Doua Moua. The film is written by Jason Alvino and Bryan Dick, with Micah Gallo (Hatchet) directing at the helm.
Itsy Bitsy is currently in post-production and anticipates a 2018 release.