Fear Itself

2008 TV-14 1 season

Fear Itself

2008 TV-14 1 season
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The most ingenious creators of modern horror guide all-star casts in this chilling anthology series that includes tales about four criminals held captive by a ghoulish family and a young cop guarding a serial killer during the graveyard shift.
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 4 discs

This horror/suspense anthology series sparkles with talent -- including renowned directors John Landis, Darren Lynn Bousman and Ronny Yu, as well as gifted actors Eric Roberts, Brandon Routh, Shiri Appleby and Cynthia Watros. Plotlines include a devoted family man who finds himself in the body of a serial killer, a bride who receives a chilling note about her husband-to-be on their wedding day, and a cattle herder possessed by a monster.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this horror anthology series delivers a big dose of gore. Many of the episodes are directed by well-known horror filmmakers, who translate to TV the violence and sadism that's so prevalent in the genre. The explicit carnage is toned down for the small screen, but only a bit, and many scenes seem to push the envelope of network standards. It's definitely too intense for kids -- or anyone else who doesn't have a taste for the extreme violence that's common in modern horror movies.

Sexual Content

No nudity or onscreen sex, though there's some flirting and suggestive conversations.


Plenty of violence, lots of gore, and tons of blood. The series serves up lots of chills and is heavy on brutal, often sadistic violence. Many of the episodes are directed by some of Hollywood's top horror filmmakers, and though they have to tone down the action for TV, it's still pretty extreme.


Despite the intense situations, there's surprisingly little foul language.

Social Behavior

Innocent people are often placed in horrible situations and slaughtered one by one by mysterious killers -- and it often seems like the victims' only crime is to stumble into the wrong place at the wrong time. Why do these sadistic murderers do what they do? It's not usually explained until the end, and even then there's no real justification for such brutality.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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