Tribeca Film Festival premiere “Fear, Inc.” asks one crucial question, “How scared do you want to be?” No, really, like if you were paying for it and stuff. A world premiere offering in the Midnights section, Vincent Masciale’s feature directorial debut (penned by Luke Barnett) puts a wicked little twist on horror movie tropes, injecting outsized horror right into its characters’ seemingly common world.
The film follows horror movie junkie Joe (Lucas Neff) and his girlfriend Lindsey (Caitlin Stasey), who are unexpectedly confronted with what seems like a super tempting offer: Pay a company that specializes in delivering custom scares (yes, it’s called Fear, Inc.) and get their fill of thrills and chills in a wholly unique way. Sounds great, right? Sure, if you’re willing to overlook shady operations, rumors of employed criminals and the lingering sense that these scares are just a touch too tailored. The film also stars Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses and Abigail Breslin.
Check out the trailer for another new horror offering, “Baskin,” below, thanks to Indiewire Video: