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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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Vietnamese Newspaper Man
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Moustached Waiter
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Clair De Grunwald
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Dr. Friedkin
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Biggie (as Elliot Green)
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Taggz
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Tiny
Kamal Onyiukah ...
Noodles
Millie Hagland ...
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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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Also Known As:

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: I didn't mean to become a children's author. It was a terrible accicent!
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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)
On Behalf of Gilbert Keys Music Company (ASCAP) & Bantam Music Publishing Ltd. Co (ASCAP)
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This film is amazing, I consider it a cult that one must see.
16 October 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

The script is intelligent, the direction is smart, the "camera move" is supreme and Simon Pegg's performance is outstanding. It's a black comedy with a rather 80's touch that renders the whole atmosphere so mystical and hysterical. The humor is totally "black" orchestrated with extreme behavioral moods, spastic grimaces, and unbelievable dream sequences that you'd love to watch over and over again. The character Simon Pegg is playing, is a kind of paranoid intelligent looser that is trapped between 2 worlds. The fears and insecurity he has carried over from the past (as a kid) have reached a point where they've become phobias, projecting outwardly in schizophrenic behavior. The character believes or rather is obsessed with the idea that he is going to be murdered. I am not going to say anything more about the plot as it's worth seeing it afresh.

This film captures some amazing ingredients of good black comedy films: mystical atmosphere, sound/music synchronization with sudden camera moves, funny faces (extreme), smart script, dream sequences and spontaneous direction. It's British humor, which I personally love, with a few deeper meanings (behind the whole phobia thing projected from a traumatized subconscious which tries to come to peace with the past).

Having read a few other reviews before watching it, I must say that I find it sad that people expect American style productions and high budgets in order to like a film. How rare good comedies are these days? I loved the film and if you like black comedy and other Simon Pegg's movies I suppose you'll at least like it, since it carries a cinematic seriousness in its humor.


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