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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)
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Cast

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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Un miedo increíble a todo lo que existe See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Debuted in the U.S., in limited release, twenty 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 »

Quotes

Jack: Well, actually, writers and serial killers are very similar. They're practically brothers.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit
Written by George Clinton/Bernie Worrell (as G. Worrell )/Bootsy Collins (as Collins)/Holmes/Wheaton/Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson)/Harrison
Performed by Ice Cube
Published by Bridgeport Music Inc.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Published by Universal/MCA Music Ltd/Street Knowledge Prod Inc/Rubber Band Music Inc
Licensed Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd/Universal Music Operations Ltd/Westbound Records
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5 December 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's really great seeing Simon Pegg playing it as straight as possible, because it enhances the horror part of the movie. There still is comedy bits in there (the whole idea is kind of crazy to begin with), but it gets mixed well with those really great shocking moments throughout the movie.

An important character gets introduced very late in the movie, which can be viewed as a mistake or something bad, but even that sort of works for the movie. And it works because it is mainly a one man show. Heavy lifting that Mr. Pegg is able to do. The audio commentary on the disc of course showcases his sense of humor again. Not only for his fans, but for everyone who likes quirky and weird movies.


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