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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 vehicle for protection, terrorized by an unseen tormentor hell-bent on exploiting their worst fears. Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.(c) Anchor Bay

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rarely have so few commonplace ingredients produced so many uncommon chills."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"... young couple takes a very wrong turn. UK helmer Lovering tightens the screws the old-fashioned way, through atmosphere and suggestion ... (It) possesses a bleakly funny Pinter-esque quality."
‑ Glenn Lovell, CinemaDope
"A masterful example of lean 'n' mean outdoor nightmare-making that resonates with the same power of Wolf Creek, but without all the torture and gore."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Despite falling into a couple inevitable conventions of the genre... In Fear's deranged ambiguity and quiet madness make for a terrifying viewing experience."
‑ Carlos Aguilar, Movie Mezzanine
"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."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Logic is a torch we can use to fight our fears. If it flickers only dimly here, perhaps that's by design."
‑ Rob Staeger, Village Voice
"If you've ever been lost at night on a road you've never seen before, you'll probably get a kick out of In Fear."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"The actors didn't know exactly where the script was going, but their improvised dialogue moves authentically from teasing to discomfort to light jokes about something deeper."
‑ Jay Stone,
"This could have worked as a contained horror flick, but when you're sitting there shaking your head over and over at the characters' inexplicable actions, there's very little chance that you're going to sympathize with them or get engaged in their plight."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Lovering keeps "In Fear" visually absorbing through unsettling close-ups and a well-paced series of scares."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
"Grips like a 4x4, even as the escalating tension threatens to spin out of control."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"More coherent writing could have helped. That, or a direct line to the Auto Club."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Sometimes, a horror film needs nothing more than the right cast, the right setting, and an elegantly streamlined story to effectively induce dread. Such is the case with In Fear."
‑ Andy Crump, Paste Magazine
""In Fear" is an oft-frightening film that stays with you. One of the most accomplished genre offerings of the last few years, it is a must for horror fans and suspense enthusiasts."
‑ Dustin Putman,
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