Fear Pharm (2020)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Dante Yore
Producer: Howard Burd, Mark S. Allen
Writer: Dante Yore, Howard Burd, et. al.
Date Released: September 11, 2020
Emily Sweet as Wendy
Tiana Tuttle as Melanie
Aimee Stolte as Gemma
Houston Stevenson as Brandon
John Littlefield as Hershel
Rating = 1/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Fear Pharm is about a group of friends who go to a corn maze for fun. When the friends enter the maze, one friend becomes the 10,000th visitor and is offered a VIP corn maze experience. The group of friends are offered $10,000 if they can complete the maze in under an hour. But what they find out is that the farm owners have more sinister plans in mind.
Fear Pharm has some blood and gore scenes but, as a whole, the film incorporates minimal special effects. For example, in one scene, one member peels the skin off one of the victim’s legs. In another scene, a woman is has severe cuts on her body. Otherwise, there are no other notable special effects scenes.
The Grave Review
Haunted attraction films always peak our curiousity, especially since the Grave Reviews team loves to go to Halloween attractions. However, the film, Fear Pharm is disappointing in so many ways.
The first aspect of Fear Pharm which did not add value to the film is the storyline. The story started out well where a group of friends go to a corn maze which ultimately goes wrong. However, the story felt rushed and predictable. The antagonists always seems to have the upper hand. The story was very linear and provided no twists or any aspect which would keep the audience’s attention. Towards the end of the film, when the girl killed herself, this had no effect on the antagonists. This all happened so they can sell face cream. There was no backstory that would justify anything that was happening. The story was unfulfilling and uninspiring.
The acting was subpar. There was no character development. At no point did you feel engaged with any of the characters. Even the antagonists of the cult never explained why they were killing people other than making a face cream. To make a beauty product as the motive behind a series of killings is a moronic reason for a demonic cult.
The corn maze, itself, was probably the most impressive part of the film. To make such a detailed corn maze takes true art. Of course, it is unlikely the corn maze was made specifically for this film as there are many created within the United States and elsewhere.
As quoted in Fear Pharm, “Your mother would be proud of you” …for making such a terrible film.
For the foregoing reasons. Grave Reviews gives Fear Pharm (2020) one grave out of five graves.
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