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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.

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Vietnamese Newspaper Man
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Maitre D' / Eye of Death
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Clair De Grunwald
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Dr. Friedkin
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Biggie (as Elliot Green)
Josh Warner-Campbell ...
Taggz
Harley Kierans ...
Tiny
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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Also Known As:

Die fürchterliche Furcht vor dem Fürchterlichen  »

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Director Crispian Mills was the lead singer of 90s pop group Kula Shaker. He is also the son of Hayley Mills. See more »

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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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Dr. Friedkin: You're fucked up Jack. You need therapy.
Jack: Oh I haven't got time. I've got a meeting in about an hour.
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Not brilliant...
15 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Here's a bit of advice: Cult films are usually made accidentally. Something like Withnail And I or Eraserhead were not designed to be quoted or referenced decades later, but thanks to a combination of public affection and quirkiness, that's exactly how its turned out. If on the other hand, you TRY to make your movie as a crazy and as random as possible to give it distinction, you usually all goes tits-up and the ends up with a bit of a mess. Exhibit A: This.

Now I don't doubt that Simon Pegg made it with the best of intentions, and there is SOME truly inspired stuff here that made me giggle no end. But there are also plenty of feeble jokes that not even a playschooler would laugh at, and a narrative which is all rather tragic. And Pegg's character is such a shrill worrywart who does such stupid things, he becomes a figure of hate rather than a 'hero' to sympathise with... which isn't good considering he's the sole person on screen most of the time...

A curate's egg then. (Gosh, I've been waiting to use that term for AGES, man... Don't I sound bright?) 5/10


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