After a restaurant was attacked by a masked gunman several victims seek help from the Fear Clinic for the intense phobias they developed. Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) has developed a method of curing phobias through therapy and by using a machine he developed. After time goes by all the patients suddenly begin suffering from their phobias again. They return to the clinic but something very strange is going on. The main character Sara (Fiona Dourif) , a woman with an intense fear of the dark, has made it her mission to help her friends, a new patient (played by Thomas Dekker) and Dr. Andover.
‘Fear Clinic’ was written by Aaron Drane and Robert Hall, was directed by Robert Hall, the director of ‘Superbad’ and ‘Pineapple Express’.
‘Fear Clinic’ starts off slowly, the movie doesn’t pick up speed until the last 30 minutes . The actors did a good job in their roles, but the movie just wasn’t very good. Many of the effects were cheesy (not in a good way). There was very little action or suspense and the part of the “entity’s” story line was weak. Don’t get me wrong, as I said before the fault does not fall on the cast. Thomas Dekker’s did a nice job in his role as Blake. Robert Englund portrayed Dr. Andover well, as did Fiona Dourif and Cleopatra Coleman in their roles. Not every movie can be a hit, this is one of those that just doesn’t excel.
‘Fear Clinic’ is now out on DVD from Anchor Bay.