Spiders are perhaps one of the scariest creatures on the planet. Yes, they are good for the environment but they are still so unnerving. They’re hairy and have eight legs, eight eyes, fangs, and speed that could only be granted by Satan himself. In his feature film directorial debut, Itsy Bitsy, Micah Gallo channels every creepy aspect of spiders and combines them into one giant creature that terrorizes a small family in a giant house.
Here is the official synopsis:
In Itsy Bitsy, Kara, a private nurse and single mother, moves from the big city to the quiet countryside with her two children, 13-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Cambria, to live with and take care of an elderly man with multiple sclerosis. Things seem normal enough until Jesse discovers a mysterious old relic in the old man’s house, leading to unexpected and horrifying things coming to life.
The trailer (of course) features a terrifying rendition of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” sung acapella by a child. That’s a one-way ticket to Creepy Town. Itsy Bitsy looks like a horrifying fairytale covered in spiderwebs and dread. I almost couldn’t finish the trailer, but that might just be because spiders make my skin crawl.
While this is Gallo’s first feature film, this isn’t his first foray into the horror genre. On top of his short films, he’s worked on the visual effects for films such as Hatchet (2006), Frozen (the horror movie from 2010, not the animated one), and The Innkeepers (2011). With so much experience in visual effects, there are high hopes for the look of the spider and hell it’ll bring on the heads of this family.
Itsy Bitsy will star Bruce Davidson (The Lords of Salem), Elizabeth Roberts (World’s End), Arman Darbo (And Then I Go), and Chloe Perrin (GLOW).
Itsy Bitsy will crawl into select theatres and VOD on August 30th. What do you think of Itsy Bitsy? What’s your favorite horror movie about spiders? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!