This beautifully shot, edited and character driven film is the most heart – stoppingly intense horror film of 2013. IN FEAR benefits from three truly remarkable performances from its stars Alice Englert, Iain De Caestecker and Allen Leech. Allen Leech’s performance is truly outstanding. With a maniacal glint of the eye his character provides the proceedings with sustained dread and terror. I thought it was the most impressive directorial debut in horror or any other genre of 2013. Wolf Creek meets The Hitcher / And Soon The Darkness meets The Strangers.
Influences: The Devil Thumbs A Ride, Wolf Creek, The Strangers, Them (Ils), The Hitcher, Straw Dogs, And Soon The Darkness, Eden Lake.
In Fear is Jeremy Lovering’s first feature and is produced by Nira Park with James Biddle through her award-winning UK production company Big Talk. Nira has produced all of Edgar Wright’s films including The World’s End, as well as Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block, Greg Mottola’s Paul and Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers.
In Fear sees rising star Alice Englert cast in the lead role along with brilliant newcomer Iain De Caestecker. Alice Englert recently appeared as the enigmatic lead in Beautiful Creatures as well as in Sally Potter’s 2012 coming-of-age drama Ginger and Rosa opposite Elle Fanning; Iain De Caestecker will star in Ryan Gosling’s upcoming How to Catch a Monster and Filth, he is currently filming HBO’s new Marvel Comic series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’. In Fear also stars Allen Leech, best known for his role in the award-winning series Downton Abbey who can also be seen in 2013’s Grand Piano, alongside Elijah Wood and John Cusack.