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In Fear (2013)

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Driving to a music festival in Ireland, a new couple become lost and are then set upon by a tormentor with an unknown motive.


Jeremy Lovering


Jeremy Lovering (story by), Jon Croker (story consultant)
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Credited cast:
Iain De Caestecker ... Tom
Alice Englert ... Lucy
Allen Leech ... Max


Tom and Lucy are both happy young adults eager to set out on their first weekend getaway as a couple. They set off for a planned stay at a remote hotel but quickly find themselves getting lost in a maze of backwoods roads. However they soon discover that they are at the mercies of an unknown tormentor that is eager to take advantage of their vulnerability and distance from civilization. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content and terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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Alice Englert performs the song that plays over the end credits. See more »


The speed limit sign is missing its km/h, which means if it's Ireland it must be Northern Ireland. However the 'local' man, Max, has a Dublin accent. See more »


Conversation with Death
Performed by Alice Englert
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This Got Funded?
30 August 2014 | by robert-connorSee all my reviews

After two weeks of knowing each other, a witless young New Zealander with a dodgy English accent agrees to go to a music festival in Cornwall... er, Ireland with a witless young Scottish guy. They take the ferry to Cornwall... er, Ireland and stop at a pub where the New Zealander sits on the toilet waiting for something to happen. Later, they get into their car and the Scottish guy announces that instead of going to the festival, they are going to a hotel and need to wait for someone to come and show them the way. A Land Rover pulls up behind them and then drives past with a hotel sign on the tailgate so the witless couple follow. Eventually the Land Rover stops and the driver points to the road ahead before taking a right turn and disappearing. The witless couple continue on and get lost. The Scottish guy is driving and starts to drink, while the New Zealander looks increasingly anxious. It gets dark and they car begins to run low on fuel. The New Zealander tries to follow a map but the Scottish guy keeps on drinking and tries to follow a confusing set of signs for the hotel. Then the Scottish guy decides to pull over and wander off into the forest for no apparent reason. The New Zealander gets even more anxious but the Scot returns and they both decide to wander off into the forest, leaving the keys in the car. They don't get far before the car alarm goes off so they return and can't find the keys, until they find they keys on the ground. They drive off and go around in circles until eventually someone tries to attack them and they flee, only to knock a guy over and then all hell breaks loose, but not in a logical way.

Given that the couple are utterly lacking in common sense, and spend most of the time shouting at each other and making stupid decisions, the viewer is left not really caring what happens as the story spirals down one plot hole after another. One day someone will make a movie about sensible folk who despite their best efforts journey into a nightmare. Sadly, this isn't it.

At least Downton Abbey's Allen Leech get's to chew some scenery!

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Release Date:

15 November 2013 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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