F.E.A.R. aka FORGET EVERYTHING AND RUN (2021) Reviews and overview

 

F.E.A.R. aka Forget Everything and Run is a 2021 American horror film about a family fighting off marauders in a zombie apocalypse.

Written and directed by Geoff Reisner and Jason Tobias, the Action Figure Entertainment production stars Marci Miller, Jason Tobias, Danny Ruiz and Cece Kelly.

Plot:

When a virus ravages a mountain community the survivors must flee from the monsters it created into the barren wilderness. Scavenging, freezing and dying, one family will fight for their lives against marauders hellbent on revenge. As humanity clings to hope, their only chance for survival forming an alliance with the monsters that came calling…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“When their life together is placed in jeopardy by the arrival of others out for survival, things take a dramatic and interesting turn, but never really go anywhere. The predicament they find themselves in is lengthy and drawn out and all of the directions and answers you hope from the movie remain unfulfilled.” CineChat

” …the undead really only crop up briefly at the beginning and end of the movie. Otherwise, this is best seen as an intense human drama, and the crises they face (a wall and a pandemic) suggest that some political points are being offered up as well, if not particularly subtly.” Dark Eyes of London

” …the plot feels like a hybrid of The Walking Dead & A Quiet Place, taking similar plot elements and mushing them together in a nuclear reactor, but with a 1/3 of the budget. Thankfully the performances make this watchable, but it comes off as an Asylum parody/satire film, fun but nothing that will stick with you after you’ve finished watching.” Into: Screens

“It’s quite boring and apart from a few action sequences, doesn’t leave much of an impact. The movie’s zombies are quite funny and not scary and do nothing to invoke fear or urgency. It’s a movie that you can definitely skip. Watch A Quiet Place instead.” Leisure Byte

“Maybe if FEAR had been marketed more accurately, as a drama set against a zombie outbreak like The Battery it might not have felt so disappointing. The performances are all good, even if the dialogue leaves something to be desired. But as it stands, anyone watching it for either action or scares is going to feel cheated.” Voices from the Balcony

“Perhaps it’s pandemic fatigue, zombie fatigue, or some combination thereof, but it is going to take some special element for a film dealing with these themes to shine. Reisner and Tobias’ film lacks that hook, and makes similar mistakes as numerous others.” The Wee Review

Cast and characters:

Marci Miller … Josephine ‘Joe’ Allister
Jason Tobias … Ethan Allister
Danny Ruiz … Josh Allister
Cece Kelly … Mia Allister
Susan Moore Harmon … Desiree Morrow
Justin Dray … Lincoln Morrow
James Schuler … Bar Musician
Denver Isaac … Avery Dennison
Ivana Rojas … Mary Costa
Ray Fonseca … Clint Mayer

Trailer: