Fear Clinic

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Fear Clinic
FearClinicPromoPoster.jpg
Directed by Robert Green Hall
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 5
Production
Producer(s) Fear Chamber Productions, Dry County Films
Release
Original release October 26, 2009[1]

Fear Clinic is a 2009 web series that was directed by Robert Green Hall and distributed through FEARnet.[2][3] The series comprised five webisodes and starred Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, and Lisa Wilcox.[4] Englund commented that it was initially difficult for him to "wrap [his] head around the idea of the webisode because it’s consolidated storytelling".[5] A feature-length film was released on October 22, 2014.

Synopsis

The series follows Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) a psychiatrist that desires to cure the fears of the population despite having lost his medical license. Andover has created the "Fear Chamber", a device that will totally immerse the patient in his or her worst fear. His techniques don't seem to work on everyone, as in the case of Susan (Danielle Harris), a woman that Andover is keeping captive until he can cure her.[6][7]

Cast

Episodes

# Title Original airdate
1 1 "Hydrophobia" October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
2 2 "Scotophobia" November 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)
3 3 "Entomophobia" November 10, 2009 (2009-11-10)
4 4 "Misophobia" November 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)
5 5 "Claustrophobia" December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)

Film

In 2011 Englund stated that he, Harris, and Till were interested in starring in a feature film adaptation of the series that would expand upon the story line from the web series.[8] Robert Hall returned to direct the film and raised part of the movie's funding through fan donations on the crowd-funding website Indiegogo.[9][10] Harris later withdrew from the project for unspecified reasons and it was later announced that actors Fiona Dourif, Thomas Dekker, and Cleopatra Coleman were attached to the project.[11] Hall began filming in late 2013 in Medina, Ohio.[12][13]

Of the film, Englund commented that the series had initially been envisioned as a feature film entitled Fear Chamber and had gone through several iterations before becoming the web series and eventually in film format.[14]

Awards

Award Category Recipient Result
2010 Streamy Awards Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series Robert Englund Nominated[15]
2010 Streamy Awards Best Sound Design Kunal Rajan Won
2010 Streamy Awards Best Visual Effects Jason Bergman, Nicholas Onstad, Bethany Onstad, Jason Knetge, Erik Porn, Ikuo Saito, and David Dang Won[16]

References

  1. ^ ""Fear Clinic" Star (and Original Freddy Krueger) Robert Englund Still Has Game". WSJ. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nightmares and Wack Jobs, All in Webland". New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Talking Fear Clinic with Director Robert Hall and Producers Bobbi Sue Luther and Chang Tseng". Dread Central. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hodder vs Englund in the Fear Clinic". Dread Central. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Englund, Robert (Fear Clinic)". Dread Central. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Robert Englund Opens Up About Fear Clinic and Nightmare on Elm Street, V Reboots". TV Guide. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Robert Englund Talks About His New Series Fear Clinic". G4 TV. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rob Hall's Fear Clinic Goes Feature Length?". Dread Central. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Wax, Alyse. "Robert Englund to Help Resurrect 'Fear Clinic'". FearNet. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fear Clinic Movie Sneak Peek". FearNet. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "'Fear Clinic' Gains Fiona Dourif And Thomas Dekker". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Slipknot's Corey Taylor Checks Into The FEAR CLINIC". HN.n. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Medina welcomes horror movie 'Fear Clinic'". News Net 5. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Palisano, John. "Robert Englund and Danielle Harris talk crowdfunding FEAR CLINIC feature film". Fangoria. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Exclusive: Dread Central Invades the 2010 Streamy Awards: Ghostfacers Update! Fear Clinic Coverage!". Dread Central. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "2ND ANNUAL NOMINEES & WINNERS". Streamy Awards. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

External links

  • Official film website
  • Fear Clinic on IMDb
  • Fear Clinic: The Movie on IMDb
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