Know Fear, Poster

Terror Films presents the moody and tense supernatural thriller, Know Fear, starring Amy Carlson and Mallory Bechtel. Director Jamison M.LoCascio ramps up the scares and tension to an unnerving crescendo. 

“After discovering an ancient book of the occult in their new home, Donald Capel’s (David Alan Basche) wife Wendy (Amy Carlson) is seized by a demonic entity, nearly killing her. Donald’s niece (Mallory Bechtel) activates a dangerous ritual in the book used to identify and banish demons, a ritual forcing each member of the family to communicate with the demon in their own unique way: to see it, hear it, or speak to it.”

Here are 5 reasons why you have to watch Know Fear:

5) Amy Carlson!

Amy Carlson brings so much charisma to her role as Wendy, especially with her chemistry with David Alan Basche. Viewers will follow Carlson’s flawless performance as Wendy becomes more and more obsessed with the book of the occult.   

4) Mallory Bechtel!

As Jami, Mallory Bechtel has to do this tricky thing about making exposition feel natural. Bechtel has to explain the rules of this supernatural world without being too informative and robotic. Bechtel gives these expressive reactions while under stress as her character explains what’s going on.  

3) A Neat Surprise!

This feels somewhat spoiler-ish but needs to be said. Writers Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio deliver a nice twist to the story, making audiences think this is a haunted house mystery at first. Once the rules are explained, this is when the narrative cleverly thinks into a violent and hyper cat-and-mouse game.  

2) The Direction!

The claustrophobic cinematography by Nicholas Pietroniro will make audiences feel like the walls are tightening in on the ensemble cast. With Pietroniro’s camerawork, LoCascio’s editing is able to play around with the sounds, sights, and dialogue. All these things need to work so that when the narrative becomes the cat-and-mouse game, this is when the horror becomes a pulse-pounder. 

1) Wickedly Chilling!

After a moody setup, Know Fear is able to maintain steady control over its outright scares. Viewers in need of a good rush will definitely get one. 

Know Fear will be available on digital—like On Demand—on March 12, 2021. 

By Jorge Solis

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