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A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 8 June 2012 (UK)
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A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script.

Directors:

Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell (co-director)

Writer:

Crispian Mills (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Jack
Alan Drake Alan Drake ... Perkins
Kiran Shah ... Small Man in Duvet
Jack Jaikol Situn Jack Jaikol Situn ... Vietnamese Newspaper Man
Michael Feast ... Maitre D' / Eye of Death
Henry Bowers-Broadbent Henry Bowers-Broadbent ... Moustached Waiter
Clare Higgins ... Clair De Grunwald
Paul Freeman ... Dr. Friedkin
Mo Idriss ... Disgruntled Diner
Doug Tulloch Doug Tulloch ... Lead Head
Elliot Greene Elliot Greene ... Biggie (as Elliot Green)
Josh Warner-Campbell Josh Warner-Campbell ... Taggz
Harley Kierans Harley Kierans ... Tiny
Kamal Onyiukah Kamal Onyiukah ... Noodles
Millie Hagland Millie Hagland ... Duck
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Storyline

Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear. Written by Production

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Jack's a writer with a dark secret. But now his demons are taking over, unless one man finds the courage to fight back.

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Un miedo increíble a todo lo que existe See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first film backed by Pinewood Studios' initiative to support low-budget British filmmaking. See more »

Goofs

During the restaurant scene, the black man sitting behind Jack disappears & reappears as the shot changes. See more »

Quotes

Sangeet: He's police.
Jack: He's not even armed. Look at him. They haven't even given him a fucking whistle.
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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Fuck Shit Stack
Written & Performed by Reggie Watts
Published by Wixen Music
Courtesy of Comedy Central Records
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Probably not to everyone's taste, but still worth a watch
18 November 2012 | by maricturSee all my reviews

I was feeling very down one evening and wanted to watch something that would distract me from my thoughts. I went through a couple of lists of so-called "feel-good movies" but after realising that I can't take advice from anyone that finds the Hangover funny (no offence, just different tastes), I decided to see what Simon Pegg has been up to, as Shaun of the Dead is one of my biggest favourites.

This isn't Shaun of the Dead, and if you watch it expecting it to be, you will be bitterly disappointed, as others have said. However, the movie still has a certain dark humour, which I greatly enjoyed, and it carries a story, which for me was very meaningful.

The first half of the movie might seem a bit dragged-out (I enjoyed it though, perhaps because I know all too well how easy it is to think yourself crazy, so I was able to relate to some of what was going on on the screen), but the second half is truly excellent The negative reviews were a bit too harsh in my opinion and that was what prompted me to write one of my own. I'm not going to say you are guaranteed to like it, all I want to do is suggest you give this movie a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised.


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