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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)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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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

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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Connections

Features Europe: The Final Countdown (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

In a Gadda Da Vita
Performed by The Incredible Bongo Band
Written by Doug Ingle (as Douglas Ingle) (CA)
Copyright 1968 Cotillion Music Inc (BMI), Ten East Music (BMI) and Iron Butterfly Music (BMI)
All Rights Adminstered by Cotillion Music Inc
All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of Mr. Bongo Worldwide Ltd. & the Estate of Michael VIner
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A fantastic fear of pointless films
13 May 2013 | by nfrankis01See all my reviews

Oh dear.....it is plain to see that SimonPegg is at his best when he has written the screenplay himself. This film left me wondering why on earth Mr Pegg would do such a film. I enjoyed the way it was shot plus the narrative alongside the film but all the while seemed flat in regards to story. I wonder if it was trying to come across in comic book style but fell short of the mark. Perhaps if Edgar Wright had directed then it may have given it a little more momentum as 104 minutes can be a long time if there is nothing gripping you and keeping your focus. It is worth watching if you're a fan of the Pegg otherwise I'd choose something else.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,948
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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