“In Fear” is a Chilling Good Time

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A young couple who have been dating for just two weeks travel across Ireland for a music festival. Once they have been traveling a while they start to wonder if they have been traveling in circles as things begin to look familiar as they pass them. As they couple investigate their surroundings they quickly realize they might not be alone in the woods as they thought.

This British horror/Thriller is a true master class example of horror cinema, with chills and thrills through out and with a run time of 1 hour and 25 min there is no way you can get bored of this. Every second from beginning to end is gripping from the shocking opening to the brutal end In Fear has to be one of the best original new horror films in year.

This is a great film to come from the UK as there haven’t been very many great horror films in the past few years. In with a cast of up coming stars this is sure to be a cult favourite film in the horror genre. A film that breaks new ground and creates fear in everyone who watches it.

From the improvised script to the low budget and outstanding acting, this is a film not to miss out on. I have to give all the praise in the world to this brilliant film and everything it represents. As a fan of the genre and a fan of British film I have to say GO SEE THIS! It is easily one of the most gripping films you will see all year.

–Ross Wilcock

“In Fear” Fights With Tension Filled Terror

When young couple Lucy (Alice Englert) and Tom (Iain De Casetecker) go on their first getaway as couple, they couldn’t be happier. The trip starts out as fun and romantic, but things take a turn for the worst. Upon taking a wrong turn, the young couple soon find themselves lost among the back roads, and eventually hunted by an unseen figure. Their relationship is soon put to the test as the stakes and tension begin to rise.

The film gives off element of horror films such as Wolf Creek and The Hitcher, but what sets this apart from these two is its slow burn and the fear of the unknown. The film spends a good deal of time with the audience getting to know and care for these characters on their journey. By the time things begin to escalate, we are hoping the couple makes it through their adventure alive, as well as their relationship intact. When things begin to pick up, it never lets go, and it all builds up and tension-filled thrill ride of a last 20 minutes when the couple is put to the ultimate test. One thing to also be noted is the amazing camera work done. It features many excellent camera angles and shots that really put is into the scene with the characters. On top this, the setting also provides a lot of the terror in feeling just as lost as the two leads, not knowing what lies around every corner or in the darkness.

Alice Englert and Iain De Caestecker carry the whole film on their own, and they do an excellent job of it. At the start of the film, they really draw the viewer in to their relationship, but when they are thrust into the terror, you can see the tension and fear rising between them, and in the actors themselves. Englert is the most noteworthy of the two by showing great range as an up and coming star. She provides us with a sweet girl who’s thrown into a situation she finds herself stuck and eventually has to question her morals, and find the will to survive. Ultimately she gives us a strong female lead worth rooting for.

In Fear may be very familiar, but it’s an excellent slow burner of a tension filled psychological horror film. Easily the best of this genre I’ve seen in a while. All backed up by its atmosphere, setting, camera work, and great performances by the lead.

–Cody Landman

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