Good, Bad & Ugly Review: In Fear

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87% (Critics) / 50% (Audience)
Directed By: Jeremy Lovering
Written By: Jeremy Lovering
Starring: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech
Studio: Anchor Bay/Freestyle Releasing

Synopsis: Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there. – (Source)

The Good:
The use of darkness to ratchet up the tension was pretty well done in some spots. I also thought the film was able to convincingly get across the frustration and fear of the two unsuspecting protagonists as they kept driving in circles through a maze.

The Bad:
The movies was just so stupid though! So a maniac is really going to take the time to whip up a fully functional E-commerce site to lure just two people to his maze of horrors? Or was the entire thing a spur of the moment decision based on a brouhaha in a pub? I can’t tell ya because the movie never really bothers to explain exactly what the hell is going on and why the villain of the piece chose to go to such elaborate lengths to terrorize this couple.

The Ugly
And that ending made me just throw my hands up in frustration. It made no sense and only served to make an already unsatisfying movie experience even worse.

Final Verdict: A movie that had decent potential based on the premise but that dropped the ball in almost every way. The end result was a nonsensical mess of a movie that really should have been better.

Grade: D

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