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Brooke Jacob is the co-creator of the web series SITTING ON BABIES. She and her partner, Becky Whittemore, started writing this show after sharing crazy real life stories about being babysitters in New York.

The first season of the show has over 500,000 views, has been featured on Funny or Die, and is distributed by Season 2 will premiere this fall.

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Full lineup, Kickstarter campaign: “IN FEAR OF” second season

Get ready to face a lot more phobias, as the second round of independent filmmaker Scott W. Perry’s IN FEAR OF on-line series is coming early next year. We’ve got the complete list of episodes, plus news of how fans can take part.

For IN FEAR OF’s second season (which we first covered here), Perry is joined behind the camera by a number of other indie directors, with several familiar faces from the East Coast horror scene appearing in various segments (full disclosure: this writer has a cameo in “Dementophobia,” and Fango’s Chris Alexander scored “Agoraphobia” and “Dysmorphophobia,” the latter pictured above). Prior to their on-line debuts, “Merinthophobia” will screen Saturday, November 9 at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in Buffalo, NY, and “Agraphobia” will be shown atGrindhouse Nights at Cafe Z in Union, New Jersey on Saturday, Nov. 16. For those yet unfinished, Perry has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for postproduction, which includes a new preview video and offers perks ranging from screen credit to discs and props from assorted segments. To learn more about IN FEAR OF, check out the official website and Facebook page. The full second-season lineup is:

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"In Fear Of Series,"  Directed by Scott Perry

In Fear Of:  Hydrophobia

Screams to Stream: New Horror Web Series

The Huffington Post
by Jill DiDonato
Posted: 10/18/2013 5:42 pm

It's the season for macabre. Horror has come a long way, baby. Whether in movie theaters, on TV, and now streaming from computers as webisodes, audiences just want to be scared. Filmmaker Scott Perry, creator of In Fear Of, a new web series in the tradition of Tales from The Crypt and The Twilight Zone has tapped into why audiences love that jolt in the chest a only a good fright can give. "There is an anagram for the definition of fear which I believe in," explains Perry, "which is fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real."

Perry's In Fear Of series hinges on this notion of fears that are amplified, or phobias. "Each episode chronicles a specific clinical phobia. The phobia must be a real diagnosed condition that is treatable," says Perry. Some phobias chronicled in the Season One series includeMonophobia: Fear Of Being Alone, Podophobia: Fear Of Feet, Selenophobia: Fear Of The Moon, and Apehephobia: Fear Of Being Touched. So what's the difference between a fear and a phobia? "A fear would be I'm afraid to cross the street. A phobia would be I'm afraid to cross EVERY street." Perry continues, "A fear can start as early as infancy, while a phobia is a fear developed over time. I also think it's easier to conquer a fear of something than an outright phobia, but it is interesting to find what people are afraid of and why."

One of the series' stars, actress Kelly Rae LeGault elaborates. "There are as many different fears as there are people. Anyone who watches the show will interpret the episodes differently based on their own fears." LeGault is one of the series' many "scream queens," along with cult favorites Debbie RochonSuzi Lorraine, Anne Bobby, Heather Drew and Mayra Leal of Robert Rodriguez's, Machete.

The advent and rising popularity of web series seems to be a perfect fit for the horror genre, where the low budgets often give horror writers, directors, and actors more room to experiment and push boundaries. Most streaming sites do not place many restrictions on content, which bodes well for the horror genre, plus, fans of horror are so rabid and devoted, they will go seek it out in its most unadulterated form. Director Jeremiah Kipp, who is a featured director in Seasons One and Two likens the series to "mad collages built around a central theme. As a director, what I was looking to do was create some kind of immersive fever dream and place a central performance in that context. The viewer, hopefully, responds to the kinetic energy as they would to a hallucination." Bone chilling, indeed.

So, what's your greatest fear?

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