By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Terror tales have a way of coming true in the metafictional horror/comedy premiering next month.
Shudder debuts writer/director Josh Ruben’s SCARE ME October 1. Ruben also stars in the film, along with Aya Cash, Chris Redd and Rebecca Drysdale; the synopsis: “Fred [Ruben], a frustrated copywriter, checks into a winter cabin to start his first novel. While jogging in the nearby woods, he meets Fanny [Cash], a successful and smug young horror author who fuels his insecurities. During a power outage, Fanny challenges Fred to tell a scary story. As a storm sets in, they pass the time spinning spooky tales fueled by the tensions between them, and Fred is forced to confront his ultimate fear: Fanny is the better storyteller. The stakes are raised when they’re visited by a horror fan [Redd] who delivers levity (and a pizza) to the proceedings.”