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“SCARE ME,” scare you in the new trailer for the Shudder Original

Monday, September 14, 2020 | News

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.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.