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Comic Con 2009 Report - Fear Clinic Interviews
By: Terry Bunch
Date: July 27, 2009
Friday afternoon, the press gathered in a private room at the convention center to interview the cast of FEARnet's upcoming series, Fear Clinic.
Starring in this episodic mayhem is none other than Robert Englund, Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris. Our full interview report will be published
closer to the actual release date, but here is a summary of what was discussed.
In speaking with Robert Englund, we quickly discovered his absolute passion for this project, he was speaking of Fear Clinic like it was the
greatest project ever committed to film, and we believe he is right. Fear Clinic is an episodic web series made up of 8-10 minute shorts about
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), who treats patients suffering from phobias. His unorthodox methods never fail, ever. You are either cured or you die.
Kane Hodder plays an orderly/nurse character who assists the good doctor. Kane's character owes a huge favor to Dr. Andover so he must do as he is
told, or else. Underlying all of this, Danielle Harris' character is afraid of what is inside the dark and not just the darkness itself. This makes
it difficult for the doc to focus his curative methods and therefore she cannot be cured. Obssessed with curing her, Dr. Andover secures
her in the basement of the treatment facility while he treats other patients' phobias. All the while though, his inability to cure Danielle's character
tears at the doc's already maniacal mind.
Kane Hodder also showed extreme emotion and pleasure with this project and sounds very proud of the outcome. Kane's answers were brief and to the
point, but we could tell that Fear Clinic is going to blow our minds. Kane explained how his character owes a debt to Dr. Andover, but it is more
complicated than that, much more. We are sure that there is a plot twist hidden somewhere in there.
Danielle joined us next along with costar, Lucas Till (Laid to Rest, Dance of the Dead). Danielle was so animated about Fear Clinic, we wanted to see
the first episode now. Lucas plays one of the patients, he suffers from hydrophobia (fear of water). We will have to wait and see if he is
cured and no longer afraid of the water or "cured" permanently.
Lastly, we talked with director Robert Hall (Laid to Rest, numerous metal music videos). Robert, a horror fan himself, brings a vision to Fear Clinic
that ties it all together. In constant communication with writer, Aaron R. Drane, Robert and the cast all worked together to ensure that each
episode delivers the goods. Robert was proud to tell us that nothing had to be cut to ensure that the episodes were the "correct" length. That fact
alone told us that Fear Clinic was well thought out and meticulously planned. So many times when episodic shows are done, they land up with missing
pieces and an incomplete feeling. Robert has assured us that everything filmed was done so for a specific purpose and used.
We came away from the interview sessions with an uncontrollable desire to watch Fear Clinic, again and again. We can state that without even
seeing the episodes, Fear Clinic will be the best thing that has happened to horror in a very, very long time. When Freddy Kruger and Jason Vorhees
BOTH tell you that you will be blown away by Fear Clinic, you believe them. After all, they would know.
Perhaps after we finish watching Fear Clinic, Dr. Andover will have a few more patients who have suddenly developed Iatrophobia (fear of doctors).
Wouldn't that be ironic....
Review of Episode 1
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