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Fear Itself
Topic by: doozer
Posted: May 14, 2008 - 11:46 AM PDT
Last Reply: July 7, 2008 - 10:15 PM PDT

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author topic: Fear Itself
doozer
post #1  on May 14, 2008 - 11:46 AM PDT  
Is anybody else super excited about this series?

Here is the skimpy IMDB page but for a little more information I found this article from March.


I caught a preview for it last night. I can't wait.
underdog
post #2  on May 14, 2008 - 2:44 PM PDT  
> On May 14, 2008 - 11:46 AM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Is anybody else super excited about this series?
>
> Here is the skimpy IMDB page but for a little more information I found this article from March.
>
>
> I caught a preview for it last night. I can't wait.
> ---------------------------------



Really intriguing conceptually and based on some of the directors they have lined up. There's actually a lot more about it on its new wikipedia page.

Stuart Gordon, Ernest Dickerson, Ronnie Yu, Mary Harron, Brad Anderson! And more. And John Landis -- how many want to bet on how over budget Landis goes on his episode? ;-)

Anyway, glad to see NBC trying something different. Hope it doesn't disappoint.
doozer
post #3  on May 14, 2008 - 3:07 PM PDT  
Blast! When I saw that "horror/suspense anthology television series" was highlighted on that wikipedia page I was hoping it was one searchable term.
weezy
post #4  on May 20, 2008 - 6:05 PM PDT  
This series has a similar theme: The Horror Vault

"The film is an anthology and consists of nine small stories, very inspired by the pasts Creepshow, Tales from The Crypt and of course Masters of Horror."
Vanamonde
post #5  on May 20, 2008 - 7:10 PM PDT  
Lately, I have just given up on IMDB. The Wiki rules and rules all.
doozer
post #6  on May 20, 2008 - 10:48 PM PDT  
> On May 20, 2008 - 7:10 PM PDT Vanamonde wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Lately, I have just given up on IMDB. The Wiki rules and rules all.
>
> ---------------------------------

I swear IMDB has randomly deleted some worthwhile information. I looked up a pretty mainstream movie the other day and there was *nothing* on the page. However, I've seen some jacked up crazyness on Wiki before people fixed it.
Battie
post #7  on May 21, 2008 - 3:16 AM PDT  
Masters of Horror remake? Without the massive gore and occasional nudity/sex scene?

Though that might actually work in its favor. Too many horror flicks and series rely on gore and intense violence for the scare factor (and fail). Might be why I enjoyed The Mist so much, and a few other flicks. :P
ScottWeinberg
post #8  on May 22, 2008 - 2:46 AM PDT  
I haven't read much about Fear Itself yet, but I do know it's coming ... and I do plan to (watch / DVR) it. Let's come back and discuss each episode. I'll bring punch & pie.
doozer
post #9  on May 22, 2008 - 12:03 PM PDT  
> On May 22, 2008 - 2:46 AM PDT ScottWeinberg wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I haven't read much about Fear Itself yet, but I do know it's coming ... and I do plan to (watch / DVR) it. Let's come back and discuss each episode. I'll bring punch & pie.
> ---------------------------------


I'm down for discussing each episode, and I can help with the punch. I recently discovered that I make a killer sangria. Don't worry, it doesn't really kill you.
KKelleman
post #10  on June 6, 2008 - 1:06 PM PDT  
So what did everyone think about the 1st one 'Sacrifice'?
hamano
post #11  on June 6, 2008 - 2:17 PM PDT  
If you missed it, here it is.
underdog
post #12  on June 6, 2008 - 2:40 PM PDT  
> On June 6, 2008 - 2:17 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> If you missed it, here it is.
> ---------------------------------

Ooh, neat, thanks for the head's up. I'll watch it tonight. I was kicking myself - I went to see Kung Fu Panda last night and had to Tivo the Lakers-Celtics game and couldn't handle Tivoing yet another Thursday night program. Will catch up.
doozer
post #13  on June 6, 2008 - 3:43 PM PDT  
I DVR'd it because I had to dig around a dirty warehouse for some props. I hope to watch it tonight.
shiftless
post #14  on June 6, 2008 - 11:39 PM PDT  
Just watched online. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much but I liked it! The actors were very natural, except maybe the older brother at times, but I just imagined him to be a crashing tweaker and it kinda worked. The lead girl became a great character by the end of the show. Was it scary?

hrmmmnn... no, but fun

and possibly Worst Theme Song Ever for the opening title.
Battie
post #15  on June 7, 2008 - 5:38 PM PDT  
> On June 6, 2008 - 11:39 PM PDT shiftless wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Just watched online. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much but I liked it! The actors were very natural, except maybe the older brother at times, but I just imagined him to be a crashing tweaker and it kinda worked. The lead girl became a great character by the end of the show. Was it scary?
>
> hrmmmnn... no, but fun
>
> and possibly Worst Theme Song Ever for the opening title.
> ---------------------------------

I wasn't that thrilled. It seemed pretty standard tv horror. Supernatural is better for thrills and amusement..and everything else.

The Theme was actually the creepiest thing in the entire show, hahaha. System of a Down. \m/
doozer
post #16  on June 7, 2008 - 5:47 PM PDT  
I got through about 7 minutes of it and fell asleep, when I woke up one of my roommates was watching Disturbia and I thought "wow..Fear Itself really sucks".
hamano
post #17  on June 7, 2008 - 6:12 PM PDT  
Yeah, I watched it online and it was pretty dumb. Not scary at all. I guess all we have to fear is fear itself, and not this cheesy "horror" show.
hamano
post #18  on June 7, 2008 - 6:15 PM PDT  
> On June 6, 2008 - 11:39 PM PDT shiftless wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> and possibly Worst Theme Song Ever for the opening title.
> ---------------------------------

Oh you're SO right! It sounded like they rounded up a bunch of people in the cafeteria and had them sing the chorus.

And if you watch it online they show this Toyota commercial over and over, where they have this song where they sing "The Mongoose Slide! The Mongoose Slide!" over and over. In terms of audio it was a pretty dismal half-hour. The lines they gave the girls to speak were really lame, too. Good thing one of them was mute and we didn't have to listen to her talk.
hamano
post #19  on June 7, 2008 - 6:21 PM PDT  
Oh, it was actually "The Mongoose Flies! The Mongoose Flies!"

Here it is... imagine hearing this 5 or 6 times each time Fear Itself took a commerical break... The version on the streaming TV was a bit shorter and just had the "Mongoose Flies!" chorus part, not the part at the end of this CM.
shiftless
post #20  on June 8, 2008 - 2:05 PM PDT  
Ha, I think it's funny how you all disliked it. Normally I am the one trashing TV, not the other way around. Maybe I came in with lower expectations? I barely expect horror movies to be scary much less TV! Did someone mention that each episode will be a different director? Maybe a later episode will be better, but for my expectations, I think they did a pretty good job (for network). At least we agree on the terrible theme song.
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