In Fear
In Fear (2014)

In Fear is a tense psychological horror about a young couple's fight to make it through the night. Home invasion but in a car. In real-time. Tom (De Caestecker) and Lucy (Englert) are trapped in a maze of country roads with only their… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 11, 2014
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Critic Score
83%
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User Score
41%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Compact and effective, In Fear offers discerning horror fans a smart and disturbing plunge into the depths of cinematic anxiety.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Rarely have so few commonplace ingredients produced so many uncommon chills.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Imagine Funny Games (either version) without the meta-movie aspect. Even those annoyed by Michael Haneke's hectoring in those pictures must admit that there wouldn't be much left but random, pointless sadism without it.

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Paul Whitington
Irish Independent

In Fear was made for next to nothing but that is not always a virtue. After an adequate start its storyline goes precisely nowhere.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A wicked little horror film in which nearly all of the violence takes place in your head, "In Fear" expertly builds terror out of not much more than two people driving around in a car.

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Rob Staeger
Village Voice

Logic is a torch we can use to fight our fears. If it flickers only dimly here, perhaps that's by design.

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Josh Slater-Williams
The Skinny

A lost-in-the-woods horror predominantly set within a car's claustrophobic confines, this is certainly one of the better films of late to play with fear of the dark.

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

Lovering keeps "In Fear" visually absorbing through unsettling close-ups and a well-paced series of scares.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Grips like a 4x4, even as the escalating tension threatens to spin out of control.

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Garry McConnachie
Daily Record [UK]

Sometimes the most effective horror films come with the simplest premise and this is certainly the case with Jeremy Lovering's In Fear.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
In Fear is a well made and unique horror film thanks to its minimalistic approach and tense screenplay. The plot and setting are simple, but the execution is… More
Daniel Parsons
Standard thriller-cum-horror, well acted and directed but utterly unoriginal.
Film Crazy
Didn't even complete this unsuspenseful drivel !
The Movie Waffler
After meeting her on a night out, Tom (De Caestecker) invites Lucy (Englert) to accompany him to a music festival in a remote part of Ireland. She accepts,… More