Don’t fear the dark. Fear what it hides.
Directed by Jeremy Lovering
Reviewed by Deep Red
Aka Taxidi sto fovo
Psychological horror about a couple, Tom (Iain De Caestecker) and Lucy (Alice Englert) who set off to a music festival. They can’t find the hotel and end up lost in a maze of roads….
There really isn’t much else to the plot, not without giving away spoilers anyway. It’s beautifully filmed, mostly in the dark, and acted. It’s set in Ireland but was shot in Cornwall, Bodmin Moor. It’s very tense, great soundtrack, and for such a simple premise remarkably effective. I suppose it might not be to everyone’s liking but personally I really liked it and would definitely recommend it.
This is the sort of horror I would like to see more of, not plot-wise obviously but in that it’s not the silly, glossy crap we seem to get a lot of these days. In fear never looks cheap, it never feels stretched, it tells a tight little story and delivers on tension and shocks throughout, I respect that.
Also stars Allen Leech as Max.