By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Cabin-in-the-woods horror gets subverted in this new meta horror/comedy.
Shudder will premiere SCARE ME, written, directed by and starring CollegeHumor’s Josh Ruben, on October 1. The cast also includes 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.”