Fred (Josh Ruben), a struggling actor and writer, rents a mountain cabin to try to write in isolation, and hires similarly aspiring writer Bettina (Rebecca Drysdale) to drive him to and from the cabin. Unable to think of ideas, he goes for a run and meets Fanny (Aya Cash), the successful author of Venus, an acclaimed horror novel, who's staying in a nearby cabin. Fanny is unimpressed by Fred's attempts to justify himself as a writer, and the two go their separate ways for the night. When a thunderstorm knocks out the power on the mountain, Fanny comes to Fred's house to check on his power. The two wind up drinking together, and Fanny challenges Fred to tell her a scary story and frighten her. Fred's first attempt at telling his story doesn't engage Fanny, but as she eggs him on, he tells her a tale about a young boy who saw his parents killed by a werewolf and grew up to take revenge, embellished by sound effects and voice acting. Fanny criticizes Fred for making his story about a white man, to which Fred challenges her to tell him one of her ideas in progress.
|keywords||act aspiring writer deal with the devil delivery man devil drink force haunt horror novel in the walls kill mental breakdown morning mountain cabin old man parents killed pizza delivery possess search sound effect struggling actor successful author talent competition voice acting write young boy young girl|
|producer||Alex Bach Daniel Powell Josh Ruben|