REVIEW: FEAR, INC. Offers Custom Scares?

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Would you pay a company for a custom realistic scare experience?  Let’s say something designed to frighten even the most hardened horror fanatic. And would it work? Can someone that has watched tons of kills in countless horror movies actually be scared? Fear, Inc. sets out to answer these questions in this new horror comedy film.

The movie is written by Luke Barnett and directed by Vincent Masciale. Fear, Inc. stars Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, and Stephanie Drake.

Fear, Inc.

Fear, Inc. tells the story of horror buff Joe Foster. He is essentially the ultimate horror junkie.  At a local haunt, Joe finds himself unafraid and bored. Sensing that Joe would like something really scary, a man gives Joe a business card for a company called Fear, Inc.

Fear, Inc. is advertised as a company that can create some really scary custom horror experiences for their clients. The problem is their clients seem to be disappearing.

One night when Joe is partying with some friends, Joe decides to call the number on the business card only to get hung up on. Moments later, crazy things start happening.  Are they experiencing a custom Fear, Inc. horror experience?  Or is this company really hunting and killing them?

The Verdict:  Fear, Inc. is a solid horror comedy film. It is full of horror film references that hardcore horror fans will enjoy. Think of Fear, Inc. as David Fincher’s The Game meets The Blackout Experiments with a twist of Scary Movie.

Fear, Inc

Lucas Neff’s portrayal of Joe Foster reminded me of Sean Penn’s Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Some people might think at is really good while others might find it really bad.  At first I was unsure of how I felt about it but it kind of grew on me as the film’s plot developed. One thing is for sure, if they decide to remake Fast Times at Ridgemont High than Lucas Neff should definitely be getting a call.

Check out the trailer in order to see if you’re up for a custom scare from this horror comedy film.

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