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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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Clair De Grunwald
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Dr. Friedkin
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Taggz
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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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Die fürchterliche Furcht vor dem Fürchterlichen  »

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Debuted in the US in limited release a full 20 months after its UK release. 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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Jack: I didn't mean to become a children's author. It was a terrible accicent!
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Surreal but very funny
19 April 2013 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

Simon Pegg stars as a paranoid crime writer haunted by a fear of being murdered as well as launderettes. This is a wonderfully surreal film and a welcome change from the usual bland 'comedies' churned out ten to the dozen these days. The script is sharp and veers wildly through a number of weird and very funny scenarios which are milked brilliantly by Pegg.

This is a very British film and quirky film and therefore unlikely to find mass or foreign appeal. However for fans of Simon Pegg and his movies this will be a real treat.

Reading some of the previous reviews and looking at the rating I wasn't expecting to like this film quite as much as I did. Hopefully this film will become a cult classic as it really does stand out.


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