IRRATIONAL FEAR (2017) Reviews and free to watch online

 

‘Face them all’

Irrational Fear is a 2017 American slasher horror film about six therapy patients who are brought together at a secluded cabin. They are forced to confront their extreme fears of germs, bugs, drowning, choking and losing teeth – to name a few. But these fears won’t just hurt them …they may very well kill them.

Directed, produced and edited by Hunter Johnson (California Paranormal; Serena Waits2 Jennifer) from a screenplay co-written with Kevin Sommerfield (Dismembering Christmas; Don’t Go to the Reunion). The Slasher Studios production stars Charles Chudabala, Baker Chase Powell and Leah Wiseman.

[May contain spoilers] Reviews:

“It was awesome seeing the people in Irrational Fear having no choice but to come face to face with their fears no matter the end result. It’s terrifying but liberating. I’ve always loved Hunter Johnson’s work and this is a fun one to kick back and enjoy…” 1428 Elm

Hunter Johnson’s rough round the edges (and ok rough in the centre too) movie redeems itself by having an unusual monster (the gloop’s the key) and some divertingly hysterical performances, particularly Chudabala’s unhinged Sanders character. Sometimes the movie feels like a bit of a tussle between issue-of-the-week drama and creature feature, and there’s an awful lot of people shouting at each other, but it’s fun while it lasts.” Bloody Flicks

“With a finale that has some fine twists in the setup, a decent amount of action and some solid gore, there are some likable elements here. It does have some flaws to it. One of the films’ issues is the exaggerated build-up to their arrival and settling in at the cabin, where we get far too much going on here before finally getting there.” Don Anelli

” …it’s a concept that could lead to some cool shit if more means were available, but it’s stuck on a homegrown indie level, and for that, it’s not a bad entry amongst such VOD fare. It’s rough around the edges, and some of the performances edge into deliriously over the top territory at times, but it’s an admirable attempt.” Dustin Baker

“Despite the film’s success at challenging genre conventions, don’t expect any jaw-dropping twists or unexpected reveals in the end. There’s an attempt at one, but I suspect you’ll see it coming a mile away. Still, it’s played out well and a lot of fun to watch.” Morbidly Beautiful

“The film doesn’t necessarily go for broke with the gore but there are some bloody sequences. Rather, the film makes sure to throw a multitude of surreal/hallucinatory scenes at us. We are never on firm ground and I really enjoyed that. I also enjoyed how the cast wasn’t completely made up of younger characters.” Movie Mattinee

Irrational Fear takes a classic concept of fear and turns it on its head. Johnson really shows true marks of incredible directing as he can easily mislead his audience to believe one thing while it’s something else entirely. Don’t be afraid of watching Irrational Fear after reading this review. It’s a fun watch!” Pop Horror

“While it’s not the most original of films, the fact that Irrational Fears does manage to pull out some surprises is impressive. The second death, in particular, caught me way off guard […] An enjoyable film with solid performances…” Voices from the Balcony

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Release:

Having been previously released on limited edition Blu-ray and DVD by Slasher Studios, Terror Films will release Irrational Fear on digital platforms on Friday, July 24th 2020. The digital roll-out will expand over several months and include Tubi TV, Amazon Prime, Roku, Watch Movies Now, Google Play, Kings of Horror on YouTube and many more.

Cast and characters:

Baker Chase Powell … ZachDismembering ChristmasLittle Dead Rotting Hood
Jennifer Nangle … Kelly – Malvolia: The Queen of Screams
Charles Chudabala … Doctor Sanders – Ugly Sweater Party; LilithDeath House; Serena Waits; #FromJennifer; Gehenna: Where Death Lives2 JenniferRestoration
Kaleb Shorey … Jake
Chad Moseley … Eric
Dane Bingenheimer … Mr Littleton
Leah Wiseman … Taylor – Dismembering ChristmasFamily Possessions; Dollface
Hunter Johnson … Patient #6
Guy Holling … Ritch
Kevin Sommerfield … Patient #5
Mathias Blake … Cameron
Neda Stevic … Mrs Parker
Andrew Beirl … Patient #2
Zachary Allen … Patient #3
Skylar Spaulding … Julie

Technical details:

99 minutes

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