Remember how monsters would bottle fear as a source of renewable energy in the 2001 Disney/Pixar film, Monsters Inc.? Well, I’m not exactly sure how it all plays out, but that’s what seems to be happening in the debut trailer for Phobias. Of course, in Phobias, that fear is being weaponized by the government in some way and probably entails a far worse kind of torture, but it’s in the same ballpark… probably.

While I can’t be certain, Phobias might actually be an anthology film. It revolves around “five dangerous patients suffering from extreme phobias” and credits five separate directors. Regardless, the debut trailer looks remarkable. And if it is an anthology, it appears to be an extremely polished and well packaged one.

Phobias will hit select theaters and digital platforms on March 19th, 2021. We hope to have a full review in the coming weeks.

Five dangerous patients, suffering from extreme phobias at a government testing facility, are put to the ultimate test under the supervision of a crazed doctor and his quest to weaponize fear.