Fear Island

2009

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

21
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 37%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 37% · 500 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.1/10 10 4409 4.4K

Director

Top cast

Lucy Hale as Megan
Anne Marie DeLuise as Dr. Chalice
Haylie Duff as Jenna
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772.35 MB
1280*682
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 2
1.45 GB
1920*1024
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bowmanblue 4 / 10

Move along, folks - nothing to see here

I try to find something to say about most films, but with Fear Island, I have to warn you that this 'review' will be pretty short.

It's hard to imagine a more 'average' film than this. I do like a daft 'slasher' flick as much as the next gore-hound, but this brought absolute zero to the genre.

I know all slasher movies have had the bar raised in 1997 by Scream, but at least some try to be original.

Fear Island is about a group of friends who go to stay on an island and mysteriously start getting picked off one by one. Hopefully, this won't spoil too much when I say that the film opens with one traumatised girl being found on said island by the authorities. The film then consists of her account of what happened to her friends to a police detective and criminal psychologist. I found that this kind of tells you most of what you need to know about the film. You never have to guess who will survive as you already know that from the start.

Normally, you may at least get a few amusing/interesting/disgusting kills. Not here. There's hardly any gore and what little there is comes few and far between. I know that no one expects an Oscar-worthy performance in a teen slasher film, but, seriously, the killer might as well be hunting trees since the actors are so wooden (even 'Jinx' from Warehouse 13 can't elevate it at all). Then there's the most clichéd detective ever to be put on film who's in charge of the (meagre) investigation. He spends most of his time barking stilted dialogue at an unfeasibly attractive, intelligent and calm psychologist.

Some film you can watch if you're bored. However, this is not even one of them. If you like slasher films and are in the mood to sit through one. My advice would be to put one of your own DVDs on. This one isn't worth the time.

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Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

Weak TV horror movie

Jenna (Haylie Duff) is found alive and with amnesia. Detective Armory (Martin Cummins) and Dr. Chalice (Anne Marie DeLuise) investigate the six dead and Jenna slowly recalls the events. Jenna and four friends (Aaron Ashmore, Kyle Schmid, Jessica Harmon, Jacob Blair) sail to an isolated island house. The island caretaker Keith finds 15 year old Megan (Lucy Hale) stowaway on their boat.

This is not scary, and that's the first thing I look for in a horror. The basic story of young hot people in an isolated location is nothing special. It could be a reasonable TV B-movie, but the no thrills kills won't get many horror fans excited. The problem is the wrapped-in-a-flashback-retelling construction. It takes away all the tension. And whether she's telling the truth or not, Haylie Duff just takes away all the excitement. I didn't care about Jenna or her story.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

Zero originality

FEAR ISLAND is yet another dull slasher movie about a group of friends assembling on a remote spot and being bumped off one by one by a mysterious killer. Who's the one responsible? Does anybody actually care?

The answer is a resounding no. FEAR ISLAND is content to plod along without trying very hard to deliver thrills that are either genuinely exciting or indeed original. This Canadian TV movie was obviously made on a low budget; it has some violence, but otherwise the entire execution seems tame and subdued.

The poor quality of the cast doesn't help, with lots of screaming and overacting from the majority of the cast members. Not until I checked the film on the IMDb did I realise that Shawn Ashmore wasn't in this, but instead his twin brother, who isn't as charismatic an actor. Yeah, that's about as interesting as it gets.

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