Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror ...
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Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head -- starts to come true? Written by
The movie was shot for just over $50,000 but was sold at Sundance for "a lot more", Jay Duplass explained at SXSW 2016. Their tactic to pitch the movie was to make clear that it was going to get made anyway, no matter what. See more »
I really wanted to like this movie. I'm a big fan of independent horror/comedies and I have a very high opinion of actress Greta Gerwig as well as the Duplass brothers. It didn't turn out to be a letdown so much as it was just a really meh experience. There are things to like about it (acting, directing, dialog). However, there are also plenty of things that hold it back. For one, the plot tries desperately to be original but it is restrained by the rigid conventions of the slasher genre. It is a funny movie but its more of a slight-chuckle-to-yourself kind of funny rather than a sidesplitting laugh-out-loud kind of funny. Likewise it has some scary moments but they are few and far between and more creepy than really scary. Watch this movie only if you have completely run out of things to see or if you are a major fan of the mumblecore movement.
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