Tales from Death Row to redemption and Moulton

THE FEAR OF 13: Nick Yarris who spent 22 years on "Death Row" in the USA before his release in 2004 and emigration to the UK to live in Moulton.
THE FEAR OF 13: Nick Yarris who spent 22 years on "Death Row" in the USA before his release in 2004 and emigration to the UK to live in Moulton.
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MONDAY MOVIE CLUB: The Fear of 13, South Holland Centre, Spalding

“I’ve been trying to show you things that you’ve never seen elsewhere.”

This is how Karl Gernert, regular host of South Holland Centre’s Monday Movie Club, introduced the documentary The Fear of 13 about an ex-prisoner described by critics as “a very eloquent and detailed storyteller” and a “charismatic and hypnotic protagonist”.

Nick Yarris is the undoubted star of this documentary-thriller about one man’s 22-year wait for the electric chair in Pennsylvania, USA, and subsequent exoneration.

This mesmirisng 95-minute monologue was all about Nick’s acceptance and defiance of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in US legal history.

Nick spent a total of 8,057 days in solitary confinement after his wrongful conviction for the abduction, rape and murder of a woman in July 1982 for which he was sentenced to die in the electric chair.

I’ve been arrested enough to know this one’s bad - I had 105 years, I wasn’t going anywhere

Nick Yarris, The Fear of 13

The Fear of 13, named after the common suspicion about the “unlucky number”, allowed Yarris to tell his own story of how an opportunity for revenge turned into a living nightmare behind bars.

Nick, who has since married and moved to Moulton, has a hell of a story to tell.

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Review by Winston Brown