What are you afraid of? The upcoming film Fear shows what happens when you let the things that scare you take over you. The film’s trailer, exclusively available above, is also proof that the horror genre is having a major moment in Hollywood.
The psychological horror film hits theaters on Jan. 27 and follows a group of friends who gather for a much-needed weekend getaway at a remote and historic hotel. Their celebration takes a terrifying quick and sudden turn as each one of the guests has to face their own worst fear one by one thanks to a powerful force inside the hotel.
In the trailer, we see the group sitting together as they go around naming the one thing that scares them the most. Call it manifesting or speaking power into the things that scare you, but they then all have to fight their way through as their worst nightmares come to life.
“What makes fear different from other horror films is the incredibly unconventional way the film was made. During the height of a global pandemic, nine people showed up to a cabin that is historically 100 years old and helped collectively to build out a film and script together. We all lived together in an enclosed world, and each of us truly faced real fears daily,” the film’s director Deon Taylor tells Complex. “The movie is grounded in something we have not seen in horror — internal fear. The fact that if you truly are afraid of something in life your mind could manifest this fear into a state of no return or death .. dealing with this subject matter was extremely interesting but also extremely scary at times. There is nothing more powerful or frightening than the human mind when it turns dark.”
The ensemble horror film stars Power’s Joseph Sikora, Andrew Bachelor a.k.a. King Bach, Terrence Jenkins, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, and more. “There is no other horror film that has ever existed that comments so deeply on the concept of not only the Carl Jung theory of the collective unconscious, but also the incorporation of a media society, and how ancient evils can permeate into the souls of men and women through connective emotion in our case, fear,” Sikora adds.
Check out the exclusive trailer premiere above, and trust us, it is not for the faint of heart.