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About the Movie
This critically acclaimed Sundance breakout is hailed as one of the best horror films of the year. Tormented by an unknown entity, a young couple fights to survive a road trip-turned-nightmare when they’re trapped in a claustrophobic backwoods maze on a dark road. On one of their first dates, Tom (Iain De Caestecker of TV’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D) and Lucy (Alice Englert of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) drive to a music festival in a remote countryside village. But when they leave the main road to look for their hotel they quickly become hopelessly lost. Misleading road signs send them in circles and soon night sets in. As their anxiety escalates they discover they are not alone, and this sadistic game spirals into a white-knuckle ride for survival. Costars Allen Leech (TV’s DOWNTON ABBEY, THE IMITATION GAME).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 52
- Fresh: 43
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Rarely have so few commonplace ingredients produced so many uncommon chills.
Fresh: Crisp camerawork and amplified sound yield paranoia aplenty in this sharp-looking Sundance midnight movie, making it hard to imagine another director getting anywhere near this much mileage out of three actors and a car.
Fresh: Lovering keeps "In Fear" visually absorbing through unsettling close-ups and a well-paced series of scares.
Rotten: In Fear is a slickly made, impressively pared-down horror/thriller but is too abstract for its own good - it is hard to feel any great emotional identification (or fear) for characters who so sketchily written.
Wouldn't pay the money if I were you. Decently interesting but nothing special. Don't listen to rotten tomatoes reviews. Stick to the customer reviews. For some reason rotten tomatoes always has
High review for crappy movies and bad reviews for the great ones.
Stupid, ridiculous, meaningless trash.
Nothing to say about this film except to forget what you did with the last ninety minutes of your life.
Horror it is not. Psychological thriller, possibly. There were a couple of scares but overall we are bombarded with stupidity. I won't spoil anything for people but the male protagonist is mind numbingly stupid.
We are thrown into the action with very little detail as to why all of this is occurring. I think it could have been darker had they chosen to include more detail or possibly add an interesting twist that involved the boyfriend somehow.
The cinematography is not bad. The acting is good. If I had to chose anything scary it would be the music which really helped set the mood.
If you're into screaming at the screen trying to knock some sense into the characters, then this is the film for you but I warn you, you may be rolling your eyes quite often through this movie...especially at the end.
Rotten Tomatoes is usually on point but in my opinion, the reviewers gave them this film a bit too much credit.