"[When the Trash Man Knocks] indeed sticks closely to the blueprint, but a well-developed psychological element gives this homemade dish more flavor."
"There is an unmistakable fairytale quality about Cobweb. The story is indeed set in modern times, but you can’t deny its almost mythical narrative. From Caplan and Starr’s wicked parent roles to the heroic Miss Devine swooping in to help a child locked up in the tower (well, a basement), Bodin and screenwriter Chris Thomas Devlin reconstitute bits and pieces from various Brothers Grimm classics. Interestingly, though, the director and writer don’t dwell on the obvious moral lesson here like many traditional fairytales. They instead emphasize as well as augment the overtly horrific parts of their movie."