Jeremy Lovering's debut is largely set inside the car in which a young couple (Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert) drive around the remote Irish countryside.
They're lost, with an unknown tormentor preying on them as night falls. The film-makers use music and sound to crank up the tension. The terror lies in the details – a door slamming, a sudden tug on a character's hair, a spectral figure.
In Fear is a slickly made, impressively pared-down horror/thriller but is too abstract for its own good – it is hard to feel any great emotional identification (or fear) for characters who so sketchily written.