Truth and fiction intertwine in this typewriter-taut thriller from the creators of the award-winning short film of the same name. When Stephen King-wannabe, Ben, retreats to an isolated rural cabin to start his latest novel – and to escape the growing tension with his boyfriend, Jamie – he expects to find inspiration for horror; little does he know that he’s about to face more than just a paper cut as he becomes the protagonist of his own novella nightmare.
After working late into the night, Ben wakes to find a wounded man in the cabin; he claims to be a hunter whose car had broken down nearby. Intrigued and attracted to the mysterious and handsome intruder, Ben decides to secretly use him as inspiration for his new book’s antagonist: a savage murderer believed to have perpetrated his crimes in the very cabin that Ben has rented. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of battery.