Now available on digital formats is the horror flick, Know Fear.
Know Fear stars Amy Carlson, Mallory Bechtel, and David Alan Basche. It was written by Adam Ambrosio and Jamison M. LoCascio, It was also directed by Jamison M. LoCascio.
This film does not waste any time jumping right in to the action. In the first few minutes of the film we (the viewer) witness a family being killed by an unseen force (paranormal?). Next the film cuts to the same house where the murders occurred being sold to a new family – Donald (David Allen Basche) and his wife Wendy (Amy Carlson).
Since moving and unpacking is never easy, their nephew Charlie (Jack DiFalco) and niece Jami (Mallory Bechel) help them out. Jami happens to be a wannabe ghost hunter. We also get to know Wendy’s teacher’s assistant.
The couple does not know the fate of the previous owners. However, they find some of their possessions still inside the home. One of them happens to be an old book, written in English and Latin, containing what Wendy believes to be incantations. She foolishly reads the book, then almost immediately she begins to hear strange sounds in the walls.
People… if you come across an old book with what looks like incantations in it and blood on the pages – please do not read from it… it’s only going to end horrifically. That’s my “PSA” for the day (ha ha).
I don’t want to give away too much details, but Wendy starts to act very strangely after reading from the book. Jami feels that her aunt is under the influence of a satanic force, and they only way to release her is to follow the incantation in the book.
Since reading the book, each family member has experiences with the “unknown.” One can hear the evil. One can see the evil and one can speak to the evil.
Can Wendy’s family save her before it’s too late? Will the family survive, or will they follow the same fate as the family who lived in the house before them? To find out, check out Know Fear. Look for it on steaming platforms.
This is a very short film – only an hour and eighteen minutes (including the ending credits).
Know Fear does not rely on CGI or high-tech images or scenery. It’s pretty “low key” when it comes to horror movies. It relies on the script and the acting rather than demonic creatures. The creepiness comes from not knowing what is going to happen rather than special effects.
The film is rather dark in most scenes. I’m not a fan of films that are too dark, because it’s hard to follow the action going on in the scene. Thankfully this film was not THAT dark. I could still make out what was happening (thankfully).
The acting was decent, especially from actors I am not familiar with.
I am a die hard horror movie fan, so it takes A LOT to impress me. I think that most of today’s horror movies are not worth the money it cost to make them. I have come across some gems (not often…its rare), and some that are “middle of the road,” meaning they are not completely horrible and not worth watching, but they are not legendary either. Know Fear falls in-between. I wouldn’t go out and purchase the film, but should I happen to see it on television one day when I am flicking through channels, I would most likely stop to watch it again.
Below is the film’s trailer for your entertainment.
*I received a free screener link in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.