In Fear


(2012) ★★★

Channel 4: PREMIERE Saturday 18 April, 11.40pm

Young couple Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert increasingly spooked as they drive at night around bendy Irish backroads looking for the hotel he booked online. The sign said it’s 3km down a country road… behind a padlocked gate. Driving in circles, they’re lost in a maze. Quite literally, since the actors worked to an outline – they didn’t know what was going to happen to their characters. There’s a whiff of Wind Chill to this experiment in terror. It’s modestly effective as a scare tactic but greatly to the actors’ credit that the dialogue doesn’t seem unduly improvised.

Certificate: 15
Duration: 82min