One of my favorite films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival was a little horror comedy titled Scare Me. I had a blast watching this movie and the first trailer has been released giving you a little taste of what’s in store.
The story finds two strangers played by Josh Ruben and Aya Cash, who end up trapped in a cabin during a power outage as a storm starts to brew. They end up telling each other scary stories and it’s just a ton of fun watching the stories they tell play out.
In Scare Me, “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 (Chris Redd) who delivers levity (and a pizza) to the proceedings.”
When talking about the film in my review, I said:
While the movie doesn’t really sound like anything special, it’s actually a fantastically fun and enjoyable film that I’d like to think many of you might enjoy. The movie doesn’t rely on any major special effects. It’s just two actors hilariously acting out the scary stories that they have come up with, and the more they get into it, the more they start to interject themselves into the narrative and ideas of each other’s story.
One of the main aspects of the film that drives it home and takes the minimalist creatively to the next level was the sound. As the two characters told their stories, there were high-end sound effects added to help bring them to life. Those sounds helped elevate the film and the creepiness of the stories being told.
Scare Me will be released on Shudder on October 1st and I hope that you check out! It’s a movie worth seeing.