Fear, Inc. – USA, 2016

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‘Making a killing. One client at a time.’

Fear, Inc. is a 2016 American dark comedy horror feature film directed by Vincent Masciale (The Walking Fred) from a screenplay by Luke Barnett. It is a feature length version of their 2014 short of the same title.

The movie stars Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses, Abigail Breslin, Richard Riehle, Patrick Renna, Naomi Grossman, Eric Lange, Ronnie Gene Blevins, David Ury, Ashlynn Yennie, Marlon Young.

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A horror junkie and his friends sign up with a company that brings their customer’s greatest fears to life…

Reviews:

” …the movie nails the contradictory mindset of the horror viewer, while hilariously double-, triple- and quadruple-bluffing the reality effects that lovers of scary movies crave to give their horror ‘edge’.” Anton Bitel, Sight & Sound

“Self-awareness isn’t a friend to Fear, Inc. It’s far more effective as a sly offering of ghoulish encounters, packing in all the gore and dread it can handle. Masciale and Barnett treat it as more of a goof, watering down scares and blowing a perfectly fertile premise about a potentially eventful, twisted Halloween night.” Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

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“Director Vincent Masciale attempts to out-meta heavyweights such as Cabin In The Woods, but his self-serving plea to genre lovers comes across as more desperate than inspirational.” Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

“Director Vincent Masciale clearly scored one great location (the fancy house), and uses it to its maximum potential, which is the dream of all budding auteurs. Yet he fails to make it look all that interesting. The best visual flair comes in the masks the Fear, Inc. stalkers wear…” Luke Y. Thompson, Nerdist

 

“By my count, the film manages at least five ties to wrench the audience from one false sense of certainty to another, but by number three, you just don’t care anymore. In this case, familiarity just breeds tedium.” Piers Marchant, Pop Matters

“The film is in on its own joke enough for us to go with the goofy hijinks. The kills are all based on other movies, many of which were referenced in Scream. While Scream settled for showing its characters watching Halloween, Fear, Inc is actually referencing the movies that the movie that referenced the movies references and recreating those classic scenes.” Fred Topel, We Live Film

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