Fear X is Nicolas Winding Refn's first English language film, and like his recent film, Only God Forgives, the dialogue is sparse leaving mood and atmosphere to convey the film. The film shares a plot base similiar to that of Red Road, Andrea Arnold's masterful debut also deals with surveillance and grief. However unlike Red Road, Fear X is a surreal mind trip akin to something David Lynch would employ in his films.
Fear X is also a major departure for Refn, because unlike his other films, Fear X is very surprisingly tame (it has a 12 rating) but despite the rating the suspence and the unease it creates is nerve wracking. The discipline that Refn employed in Only God Forgives is even more evident here, since there is hardly any violence and also the cinematography and editing is the work of a craftsman finding his way. In Drive and Only God Forgives, Refn dedicated those films to Alejandro Jodorowsky, this film should've been dedicated to Lynch since even the decor of some of the sets are Lynchian.
Sadly Fear X has long been under the radar, so much so that it was released direct to DVD in the U.S. I would strongly recommend this film and its certainly worth a viewing.