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The Fear of 13 (2015)

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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

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Herbert A. Fuchs Herbert A. Fuchs ... Restaurant diner
Sammy Silverwatch ... Young Nick Yarris
Nick Yarris Nick Yarris ... Himself
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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

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15 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Competed for "Best Documentary" at the 2015 London Film Festival. See more »

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Nick Yarris: It's a strange phenomenon when you felt good for their leaving because you knew all along you had stole a lot of their life away
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written & performed by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
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Captivating storytelling from a Death Row inmate
16 July 2016 | by ben_andreas91See all my reviews

The story of Nick Yarris was completely alien to me before I saw this documentary. The first impression I got when introduced to him was that of great sadness and loss. His face and body looked tired, drained from whatever he had experienced - at the end I understood why.

The Fear of 13 does not necessarily tackle new issues; nor does it highlight anything one hasn't seen before. The struggles of convicts, their fight for survival inside a maximum security prison is no new genre. However, this story sucks you in from the beginning and keeps you listening all the way to the end. Stripping the documentary down to the bare essentials keeps it intriguing. Atmospheric music complements Yarris' somber voice with recreated scenes as he opens up about his past. And although the narrative of death row inmates have been shared before, there is an eloquence about Yarris that makes his story unique. There are times when I doubted the authenticity of certain professed anecdotes, but it was hard to disagree with the vigor in which he spoke about them.


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