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A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

 -  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.

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Small Man in Duvet
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Vietnamese Newspaper Man
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Maitre D' / Eye of Death
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Dr. Friedkin
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Kamal Onyiukah ...
Noodles
Millie Hagland ...
Duck
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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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Die fürchterliche Furcht vor dem Fürchterlichen  »

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

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Jack: [they wonder why they are tied up in an abandoned cellar] We've been abducted by a crazed psychopath whose sole intention is to terrorize, torture and terminate our existence!
Sangeet: ...No, you're - you're paranoid. You're jumping to conclusions.
Jack: Lady, there is a time and a place for accusing a man of being paranoid AND THIS IS NOT FUCKIN' ONE OF THEM!
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I'll See You in My Dreams
Written by Isham Jones/Gus Kahn
Arranged by Crispian Mills & Michael Price
Sung by Tiffany Schellenberg
Copyright 1924 Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. & WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
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Simple, Subtle, and Thoroughly Entertaining
27 April 2014 | by (Dayton) – See all my reviews

For any fans of Simon Pegg or independent cinema who may potentially be discouraged from viewing this film due to the low ratings, don't be fooled! "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is an incredibly well-done film from start to finish. Pegg delivers a brilliant performance as an agoraphobic writer attempting to delve into the world of Victorian killers for a new book project. His paranoia forces him into a number of hilariously unfortunate and unexpected situations. This is not your typical middle school toilet humor nor does the film set up jokes you can see coming a mile away.

Overall, the film is humorous, entertaining, and incorporates a number of dark, unorthodox story-telling features (including bits of animation). Therefore, if you primarily enjoy big-budget blockbusters or expect that every film featuring Simon Pegg to be "Shaun of the Dead" that sadly, you will probably not enjoy this film. However, if you appreciate story-telling, exemplar acting, and something a little different than the norm, I would highly recommend this film.


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