Directed by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
In the Duplass brothers’ clever meta-horror comedy, four actors (including THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL’s Greta Gerwig and Ross Partridge of “Stranger Things”) decide to hole up in a rural cabin and write themselves a hit horror movie complete with roles for each of them. After a night of drinking, the group settles on the scariest idea they can think of - a killer who wears a brown bag over his head. But when the group members start having scary encounters with just such a killer, they have to figure out if it’s one of them or if they’ve brought something terrible to life...
Four actors hole up in a rural cabin to write a horror film, until the killer from their script suddenly comes to life
Cast: Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller, Jett Garner, Cass Naumann, Jennifer Lafleur, Darrell Bryant, Anthony Cristo, Jen Tracy Duplass, Heather Hall, David Zellner
I low-key loved this film; didn't realise it was by the same dudes as Creep but that makes total sense! Disagree with people on the acting - I felt like 3/4 main cast were absolutely top tier and the rest were perfectly solid.
If you are a fan of the Duplass Brothers then you are like me and you have to watch it If only to complete watching all the films they've made. It isn't as good as Creep/Creep 2 (which I absolutely love!) but it still maintains that slow fumbling reality feel that accompanies so much of their improvised works. The pacing here is more in line with Blue Jay but without as strong of an emotional drive. All that being said I think it is definitely worth a watch if you're a fan of everything they do, you'll get something out of it.
If you're looking for a fast-paced gory horror, this isn't it! It's also lacking in suspense and spookiness, really it's not very scary. But I liked it!! A slow, intimate look at a group of friends (?) and some classic love triangle stuff, all within a horror (ish) framework. Funny, too. Ultimately I actually thought it was quite... sweet?