Horrorfest 2020 Presents: Scare Me (2020, Josh Ruben)


Oh hey look a 2020 horror movie that as far as I know didn’t hit theaters. It’s just not the same. Scare Me is mostly a comedy anyways, and the last act rips off several non horror movies that were dramatic thrillers. I really liked this movie when the two characters were telling scary stories, and they even let the pizza man in on the fun.

My issue is that both main characters come off as a bit insufferable. One wrote a successful book yet still is fine with taking ideas, the other is insecure and let’s their ego ruin what could have been something good. I don’t remember their names, I just enjoyed watching them tell scary stories. The film suffers from too much plot, a criticism that I believe came from Roger Ebert.

I wonder if he would write that in his review. Perhaps. Still this is a good film, and I liked it anyways. The acting is good, which helps. I think the story about the old man was my favorite one, and I do appreciate that Scare Me was trying to do its own twist on the anthology movie. Shudder presents modern original films all the time, and as with older horror movies I’m not bound to love all of them. Sometimes merely liking one is good enough.

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