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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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,948
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debuted in the U.S., in limited release, twenty months after its UK release. See more »

Goofs

During the restaurant scene, the black man sitting behind Jack disappears & reappears as the shot changes. See more »

Quotes

Sangeet: He's police.
Jack: He's not even armed. Look at him. They haven't even given him a fucking whistle.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

In a Gadda Da Vita
Performed by Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band (as 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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Amusing in places.
8 June 2012 | by alangscoSee all my reviews

I went to see A Fantastic Fear of Everything with no expectations as I hadn't read any reviews and had been underwhelmed by a couple of Simon Pegg's recent efforts. To use a crude rating system i'd say that this was marginally better than Paul and a lot better than Burke & Hare.

I liked the originality of the story and the journey the character took through the movie. It was frequently amusing without ever getting to real laugh-out-loud comedy levels. Silly humour mixed in with quite clever stuff. I'm not sure how it'll go down outside of the U.K. and indeed I felt that it was more suited to a television rather than big- screen format. It's the sort of film I think you could really appreciate if you put it on after coming home completely inebriated from the pub, although you'd probably have to shave 10-15 minutes off the running time in order to stay awake till the end.


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