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Fear Itself

For as long as he can remember, Bernard Selden (AYRE GROSS) has been haunted by a paralyzing fear. It started when he was six, when he set a fire that killed his four-year-old sister and today, at 27, the fear clings to him like a blanket. But, Dr. Adam Pike (Jeffrey Demunn) has hope for a cure. He has diagnosed Bernard's condition and believes that if he can isolate the part of the brain responsible for fear, the amyglada, he can cure him. The series of injections and radiation designed to build a layer of calcium around the amyglada produces stunning results; Bernard's fear recedes. He even starts a relationship with his neighbor Lisa (Tanya Allen). But there are side effects. Now, Bernard can use his brain to make others feel the kind of crippling fear he used to feel. He is still a prisoner of the past, haunted by images of Mr. Wilkes (Alex Diakun), the owner of the foster home where Bernard's sister died.

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  • Originally Aired April 10, 1998
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Original Network Syfy
  • Parental Guideline TV-MA
Name Type
James Head Director
Sam Egan Writer
Alex Diakun Guest Star
Arye Gross Guest Star
Jeffrey DeMunn Guest Star
Lorena Gale Guest Star
Michael Cram Guest Star
Tanya Allen Guest Star

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