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CAV Distribution - Mondo Macabro


Studio: Mondo Macabro | Pre-Order Date: 7/11/23 | Street Date: 8/8/23
Number of Discs: 1 | Production Year: 1996
Director: Kostas Manoussakis
Starring: Elena Nathanail, Anestis Vlahos, Elli Fotiou, Mairi Hronopoulou

Format: Blu-ray | Cat #: MDO276 | UPC: 843276027698 | SRP: $29.95
Audio Format: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono | Screen Format: High Definition 1080p 1.66:1
Language: English/French | Subtitles: French

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Anna, a young female student living in Athens, returns to her family’s large farm in the remote Greek countryside. She starts to feel the tensions that lie, repressed, under the apparently tranquil rural setting. Her father and mother are trapped in a loveless marriage and her half brother, Anestis, seems even more of a brooding and dangerous figure than ever before. Anna’s only real friend is the mute servant girl, Hrysa, who many of the local villagers see as some kind of saint due to her alleged sightings of the Virgin Mary in the lonely corn fields that surround the farm.

Hrysa disappears and is reported missing. Anna soon suspects her half brother is responsible and has probably killed the girl. She starts to follow him, trying to trick him into a confession. Realizing that she might become his next victim, Anna starts to fear for her life. Confused and scared she accepts a marriage proposal from a local man. It’s at the wedding ceremony, with the whole village watching, that the truth finally emerges and the terrifying last act of this rural psycho drama is played out.

The Fear was the third, and final, film made by director Kostas Manoussakis. It was screened at the Berlin Film Festival and was widely sold around the world. However, due to a series of problems, Manoussakis never completed another feature. Now acclaimed as a classic and one of the best Greek films of its era, The Fear has lost none of its power to grip the viewer with its striking imagery and pulsing, avant garde soundtrack. This is a world premier on home video, restored from the original negative.


- Brand new 2k restoration from original negative
- Documentary about the film and director Kostas Manoussakis
- Gallery of stills and artwork; Video
- Remembering Elena Nathanail
- Newly created English subtitles


“Fear is as wonderful as it is terrible: a film full of moments of madness and boiling emotions”, Tom Schünemann

“A minor masterpiece of Greek cinema, and one that has been criminally overlooked”
Film Bantha, Tom Bielby

“a slo-mo slithering nightmare of sexuality and terror” Bob McCully, Letterboxd

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