Primal Fear

Primal Fear

Director: Ken Winikur Cast: Todd Schick


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Primal Fear

Not to be confused with the 1996 Richard Gere thriller of the same name, this Primal Fear is in fact a History Channel-produced documentary, helmed by Ken Winikur, that explores the most primal fears common to all men - such as being buried alive, being attacked and killed by lethal snakes, and (especially in the wake of 9/11) falling prey to an ugly and unforeseen terrorist attack. The program discusses the psychological origins and significance of each fear, when and where it originated, how it evolved over time, and the ways in which it has been toyed with by crafty manipulators to prey on the potential for mass hysteria. The film incorporates numerous and extensive interviews with scientists who discuss the impact of fight-or-flight on those impacted by the fears, and who also speak candidly of the physiological reasons why those who made ill-fated attempts to escape lost their lives.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2009
UPC: 0733961147889
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: A&E Home Video
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 75,307

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Primal Fear
1. Introduction [:38]
2. Fight or Flight [11:14]
3. Snakes [10:20]
4. Buried Alive [12:21]
5. Hell [9:29]
6. Monsters [8:05]
7. Drowning [9:16]
8. Burned Alive [10:38]
9. Terrorism [10:08]
10. Rats [7:13]

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