A clip from Jeremy Lovering’s acclaimed horror-thriller In Fear has been released. In addition, a making-of featurette that goes behind the scenes on the set of In Fear has also been released. It explains that : “Each day began with Alice and Iain being given a couple of script outline pages to look over. Though not always the same version — suspicion and mistrust were being built every day. And nothing was revealed apart from the kind of thing they might talk about, examples of dialogue, their possible state of mind and a barometer of their relationship. In fact it often read like a relationship drama — none of the events, the horror beats were written down – so filming would begin innocuously enough and then something would surprise them… A door might slam, a branch land on the car roof, footsteps in the distance. And increasingly, because the shoot was chronological, day-by-day there was a steady escalation of fear. They couldn’t relax because they didn’t know if this would be the day when something bad happened. Every moment had a real sense of unease and tension. They couldn’t anticipate the scare or prepare themselves for the jump — they just had to experience it for real.” Check them out below.
In Fear was one of the highlights of the recent Film 4 FrightFest, and a new UK quad poster has been released focusing on what critics have been saying about the film.
In Fear went down a treat at FrightFest, and was the perfect way to start a Sunday afternoon, right on the edge of your bloody seat! You can read Matt Wavish’s review of this masterful chiller here.
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.
Jeremy Lovering has previously directed several award-winning short films and TV series including the opener of the third series of Sherlock. He says of his debut feature In Fear: “In my darkest hour I believe fear is our state of existence – one that both motivates and is a consequence of all the suffering around us, that drives us as human beings, whether it’s barging in queues, screaming at motorists, being macho, being greedy, lying, cheating, fighting or starting a war. I wanted to portray that and ask whether violence always has to be the inevitable outcome.”
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 is due for release on Blu-ray, VOD and DVD on 11th March and will appear in several U.S. exclusive theatrical engagements starting Friday, 7th March.
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.