About

Fred (Josh Ruben), a frustrated copywriter, checks in to a winter cabin to start his first novel. While jogging in the nearby woods, he meets Fanny (Aya 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.

Writer-director Josh Ruben’s debut feature is a metafictional horror comedy about the pleasures and perils of storytelling and the genre’s power to exorcise social demons. Scare Me is a clever and chilling hybrid of humor and horror that subverts the cabin-in-the-woods trope. Propelled by Cash and Ruben’s comedic chemistry, Scare Me ventures into darker territory, drawing dread and pathos from the gender hostilities driving Fanny and Fred’s game of ghost stories.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Midnight

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 104 min

COMPANY Irony Point

WEBSITE http://www.ironypoint.com

EMAIL alex@ironypoint.com

PHONE (941) 320-6786

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Artist Bio

Josh Ruben

Josh Ruben is a director, writer, and actor. Scare Me (starring Aya Cash, Chris Redd, and Ruben himself) is his feature directing debut. Ruben created and starred in thousands of videos for CollegeHumor and has since directed pieces for The Late Late Show with James Corden, truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, and Spotify’s The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon. He is currently in production for his next feature, Werewolves Within, a horror/comedy whodunit from Ubisoft.