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Fear Itself

Series Summary
John Landis, Darren Bousman, Ronny Yu, Brad Anderson, Breck Eisner, Mary Harron and Ernest Dickerson are among the directors who have signed on for this 13-part anthology of scary yarns featuring such performers as Brandon Routh, Eric Roberts, Cynthia Watros, Elisabeth Moss, John Billingsley, Pablo Schreiber, Jack Noseworthy and Shiri Appleby.

Air Dates: 2008 - 2009

Genres: Anthology, Suspense, Horror

Network: NBC

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Community Jul 24, 2008

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    A young couple find a dark side to their perfect house in the perfect neighborhood.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : Eater Jul 3, 2008

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    Nothing is as it seems when a rookie cop is assigned to watch over a serial killer known as the Eater.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : In Sickness and in Health Jun 26, 2008

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    A bride receives a mysterious note on her wedding day, warning her that she is about to wed a serial killer.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : Family Man Jun 19, 2008

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    A prisoner must protect his family when he inadvertently switches bodies with a serial killer after a near-death experience.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Spooked Jun 12, 2008

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    A private eye has to face his demons while on a stakeout in a haunted house.

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  • The only fear engendered by this series is the fear that the NBC programming department has been possessed by Satan. show more

  • With so many different directors and writers involved, it's always hard to judge where anthology series may be going. But the first two episodes of Fear Itself are good, goosebumpy fun, with the deft set-ups, rousing action and surprise endings of a comic book. show more

  • Script by show creator Mick Garris and ensemble acting are serviceable but pale in comparison to the cinematography of Attila Szalay, production design of Stephen Geaghan and Brian Tyler's tension-inducing orchestral score. show more

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