Clip: Eerie Games Afoot in UK Horror “IN FEAR”
There’s an interesting story behind the making of director Jeremy Lovering’s UK chiller IN FEAR. At its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the filmmaker revealed that at any given time, really only he and actor Allen Leech truly knew what was going on, or what was going to happen. It’s a fun context for the mind games and type of malevolent hide-and-seek Leech’s character plays with road tripping couple Tom and Lucy (Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert, respectively), one that’s often eerie within the film and adds a layer of internal debate outside of it. You can get a taste of such a scene, and ask yourself who knew what during it below.
IN FEAR is in select theaters March 7 from Anchor Bay, and on DVD and Blu-ray March 11. The film finds the aforementioned Tom and Lucy driving to a festival in the remote Irish countryside. When they leave the main highway to look for their hotel, they quickly lose their way along the back-roads. Lost and tormented as night falls, Tom and Lucy’s primal anxieties of the dark and the unknown start to take hold. When the couple discovers they are not alone, they realize that their worst fears lay in the road ahead.
For more on IN FEAR—a film that’s grown on me greatly since last winter—read our review from last year’s Sundance Film Festival here.