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Fear, Inc. (2016) Review


Genre: Horror, Thriller, Comedy

Cast: Caitlin Stasey, Lucas Neff, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
The Game (1997)
13 Sins

Long Story Short:

Four Friends get in great danger, after one of them calls a company named Fear, Inc. that promises its customers the scariest experience of their life.

Fear, Inc. has an interesting start. As they give references to the movie The Game, starring Michael Douglas (1997), the audience already gets a clue of what they are in for.

We are promised many twists in the trailer; I counted three, and two of them were basically the same twist. The cinematography is mediocre, we see cliché moves, such as running away and tripping for no apparent reason, and then of course losing the cellphone, or not having any reception etc. We also don’t get to know enough about the characters to care, except that one of them is obsessed with horror movies and drugs, and enjoys this trip way more than he should. I would have taken it a different route, and kept playing with the first scare he received and slowly built up the tension from there, but it seems like there have been too many ideas put into one movie, that probably needd to be finished fast, and therefore didn’t succeed. The gore that was added seemed rather awkward than shocking.

The ending was also disappointing, it should have been longer and not so abrupt.

The idea was interesting, the setting was okay – a big house is always a good premise – and the acting was mediocre but still okay. Fear, Inc. had too many missing pieces to be successful, too many missed opportunities, too little info about the characters, and no significant plot development.

It might be okay for a one time watch but people will forget about it sooner than later.

Idea: 7/10
Story Development: 4/10
Character Development: 3/10
Logic: 5/10
Avoiding Clichés: 5/10
Cast: 5/10
Twist: 4/10
Creep Factor: 4/10
Ending: 4/10
Overall Impression: 5/10

My Rating:  4.6/10


  1. I liked the idea and the setting too; didn’t like the cast with their work, and the ending, as you said, was not okay!

  2. I’m not into horror movies of any sort, but now I want to watch The Game again. While there’s nothing quite like when you watch it the first time, it’s still so intense that it’s great no matter how many times you watch it. And that’s something I guess I hate about horror movies, nowadays especially, they just rely on the gore. Which I guess is what makes them horror. But like The Game just messes with your mind, and that just feels more clever and like they put effort into making it. Not just ripping off everything else that’s already been done. Yep, gotta pop it in now.

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