Scare Me is the ultimate blend of anthology horror mixed well with comedy. Josh Ruben who is mainly known for commercials. Took his chance on a bold new direction for anthology horror and flipped it on its head.
The way he did it was very much like a stories around the campfire style of anthologies in years past but he kept it in one location, and also kept the narrative of the story linear enough for me to thoroughly enjoy. In recent memory I felt some anthologies tried a little too hard or just tried to be ironic with the characters being cliched while not being cliched…
The chemistry between Aya Cash(The Boys) and Chris Redd(Popstar, SNL) is remarkable here and the way Chris Redd lights up the screen in Scare Me is nothing short of spectactular. He’s on a hot streak with movies that he chooses to be apart of. I mean if you can be the funniest part of a movie with The Lonely Island, you have some talent. Then in Scare Me he does it again also acting like a catalyst to Aya’s performance. Aya just bounces off his energy and its really special to watch.
Josh Ruben is also a double bill here as a Actor and Director and he juggles it perfectly, there is no lag in the pacing of the film. It starts off and never lets off the gas pedal and escalates the comedic timing from within the first five minutes you can tell Scare Me is something special. You can tell Josh Ruben put his heart and soul into this project, and for people who are just casual horror fans you should find this entertaining as well because the scares are mild and it won’t keep you up at night. Fans of anthologies will enjoy it as well as fans of horror comedies. Scare Me has everything for every horror fan.
Overall grade: 5/5 stars
Written by: AJ Friar