Fear Itself is available to watch on the BBCiPlayer and it’s excellent. Watch it, watch it now!
Beyond Clueless director Charlie Lyne has created something of a masterpiece. His new film, Fear Itself, which is constructed entirely from horror films is like a deeply personal but very relatable art project.
Narrated by Amy E Watson whose voice is calm and considered, talks about the nature of fear over the perfectly chosen scenes from various horror films.
Most are films you will recognise but there are some that I hadn’t heard of that I’ll now be looking to find. Luckily each clip has the title and year of release in the corner of the screen. Nor are they scenes you might expect, it’s all about subtlety and the ambiguity of fear.
Fear Itself has an ethereal quality that I really like, it’s like a dream. The film asks us many questions about how we react to horror films and muses about life imitating art and all the while a creeping sense of dread builds as you wonder what you’re going to see next.