FearNet's horror series "Fear Clinic" may have only lasted five episodes, but that hasn't stopped writers Robert Hall and Aaron Drane from resurrecting it on the biggest of screens as they have now added both Fiona Dourif (CURSE OF CHUCKY; below) and Thomas Dekker to the cast. Together they will join Robert Englund who will reprise his role as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside his exposure therapy invention; The Fear Chamber. Dourif will play Sara Falls, a young woman who seeks the help of Dr. Andover after her phobias begin to reemerge. Dekker will play Blake Patton, a disabled man who is brought into the clinic after surviving a terrible tragedy. Also cast is Cleopatra Coleman who will play Sara's best friend Megan McAllister, who possesses a fear of spiders. Finishing out the cast will be Angelina Armani and Kevin Gage.
The film may be a more mature realization of the concept from the series, but at the heart of the story it focuses on the cerebral nature of fear itself and the manifestations it can take for different people.
The film opens with a tragedy that launches five people into the public eye and enlists Dr. Andover to lend his expertise to help them overcome trauma-induced phobias. A year later, terrifying 'aftershocks' rattle the survivors, leading to them finding their way back to the fear clinic seeking answers. As they line up for another turn in the chamber, Dr. Andover believes that something more sinister may be at work.
Robert Hall had this to say about the upcoming feature film: "This is a whole different playing field. My new film has a much darker and surreal tone than the episodes, and I think fans will really appreciate the direction we’re going in.” And when speaking about the cast he said, “I’m terribly excited to get to collaborate with Fiona Dourif, who blows me away with her talent, and of course Thomas Dekker gets the best out of me when we’re on set and vice versa.”
FEAR CLINIC begins shooting next month and is currently eyeing a Halloween 2014 release.