“In Jeremy Lovering’s chilling debut, a young couple fights to survive one night-turned-nightmare. Driving to a music festival, Tom and Lucy have plans to stay at a countryside hotel. But with hotel signs leading them in circles and darkness falling, they soon become lost in a maze of country roads… and the target of an unknown tormentor. Reminiscent of vintage psychological thrillers and bolstered by newcomers Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert in its main roles, In Fear plays out in real time and hinges on a claustrophobic, unrelentingly tense visual style. Looking to shed pretense and genuinely scare his actors, Lovering withheld the script and often concealed what was about to happen to them. Add a dark forest, and the fear became real. Though propelled by visceral thrills, the film transcends genre and offers a study in fear itself, creating a cerebral fable in which fear – of the dark, of the unknown, of ourselves – governs our nature, compels our choices, and may well seal Tom and Lucy’s fate.” John Nein – Sundance Film Festival.
In Fearis 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 upcoming 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. The film’s Director of Photography is Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Danish cinematographer, David Katznelson and the editor is Jonathan Amos A.C.E.
In Fear – Out In Cinemas November 8th 2013