5 items from 2015
Fear Clinic, 2015.
Directed by Robert Hall.
A brilliant scientist has found a way to cure people’s fears by inducing hallucinations but after the treatment several patients begin to experience bizarre flashbacks that feel much too real.
Based on the FEARnet.com web series that ran in 2009, Fear Clinic stars horror legend Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street/Hatchet) as Dr. Andover, a brilliant scientist who has unlocked the secret to controlling people’s fears by inventing a chamber that induces hallucinations in order for the patient to face their fear head on. However, after the survivors of a shooting in a restaurant receive treatment and one of them dies while under the control of the chamber, Dr. Andover becomes a recluse and his clinic closes. But a year later the rest of the »
- Gary Collinson
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- John Squires
When the FEARnet web series, Fear Clinic, appeared a few years back, it was great to see different phobias put under the microscope and dealt with, with the help of Robert Englund’s Dr. Andover character at the helm of his “Fear Chamber”, a device used to force people to face whatever scares them. Each entry was very episodic, and when it had finished, a feature-length version of the film seemed like a surefire thing to do. Thanks to director Rob Hall and co-writer Aaron Drane, fans get just that, with the new Fear Clinic feature, a film that while still feeling close to the original web-series, does an excellent job standing on its own and offering fans a wild ride.
In the time that has passed in between the web-series and the film, Dr. Andover has become somewhat of a medical celebrity, winning awards, gracing the covers of magazines »
- Jerry Smith
The Rob Hall/Aaron Drane created Fear Clinic web-series was a big hit with horror fans, when it first aired on the now defunct (and sorely missed) FEARnet back in 2009. Anchored by genre legend (and Freddy himself) Robert Englund, the series dealt with the various phobias people have, with each episode featuring Englund’s Dr. Andover character helping the patient face and defeat their fears. Thinking the series would make for a good feature (and rightfully so, the movie is a Lot of fun..review soon), Hall directed and co-wrote with Drane, the feature of Fear Clinic, which is set to be unleashed onto DVD/Bluray on February 10th, via Anchor Bay. Featuring Englund’s return as Andover, and starring Curse Of Chucky‘s Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, the film is a fully »
- Jerry Smith
5 items from 2015