‘Scare Me’ Trailer: Aya Cash Needs A Good Fright In Shudder’s Hit Sundance Horror-Comedy

This might be the year of Aya Cash. If you dug her fierce brand of humor in FX’s You’re the Worst, Cash will be taking it to another level in the second season of Amazon’s The Boys, playing a fascist “superhero”. Earlier this year at Sundance she starred in one of the festival’s most talked-about movies, Scare Me, a clever dark comedy that’s a perfect fit for the horror enthusiasts at Shudder.

Scare Me has a simple premise, but what takes you by surprise is how it escalates out of control. Cash and writer/director/co-star Josh Ruben play a couple, stuck inside a cabin in the woods when she comes up with a game they can play.

“Scare me. You scare me and I’ll scare you.”

From the beginning it’s clear that she’s wearing the pants in this relationship, and she doesn’t scare easily.

“Scare me, mutherfucker! We’re burning moonlight!”

And try he does. But she gets a turn, too.

The cast also includes SNL vet Chris Redd and comedian Rebecca Drysdale. The film marks Ruben’s directorial debut and I have a feeling he and Shudder are going to be in business together for a long time.

Scare Me hits Shudder exclusively on October 1st.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.