8 of 13 people found this review helpful. Simon Pegg stars as a paranoid crime writer haunted by a fear of being murdered as well as launderettes. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is a 2012 British horror comedy film starring Simon Pegg, written and directed by Crispian Mills with Chris Hopewell as co-director. Was this review helpful to you? 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. At the center of it all is Simon Pegg; terrified and manic, talking to himself, racing around in stained Fruit of the Looms, kitchen knife glued to his hand. "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is an incredibly well-done film from start to finish. A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. Pegg, on the other hand, gives a good offscreen impression of normality, which might even be genuine for all I know. A neat little movie that deserves a look. In homage to his much-loved grandfather, Sir John Mills, he shot the scenes of Pegg's lunch with his agent in Sir John's favourite London restaurant, L'Étoile, in Charlotte Street. The script is sharp and veers wildly through a number of weird and very funny scenarios which are milked brilliantly by Pegg. Nor the fact that, on at least THREE occasions, serial killers have been credited with local murders here where I now live...) Pegg manages in A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING to convey the sense of heightened paranoia one often feels when surrounded by sinister strangers (or even ordinary, everyday basket cases who babble on to themselves while waiting in line at a convenience store or walking down the sidewalk as if they're communicating with someone on another plane of Existence). Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival. As a admirer of Simon Peggs previous starring roles, I was looking forward to seeing this one and was not disappointed. i would have turned this film off but i was convinced something good would eventually happen .I was very wrong . 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. The film features what I daresay may be the finest performance by Simon Pegg in his career to date. A Fantastic Fear of Everything. A Fantastic Fear of Everything A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Trivia (7) Add new The first film backed by Pinewood Studios' initiative to support low-budget British filmmaking. His paranoia forces him into a number of hilariously unfortunate and unexpected situations. pegg wears another stupid wig for his "character" an author who is completely and utterly paranoid and still manages to send me to sleep. What to Watch Latest Trailers IMDb TV IMDb Originals IMDb Picks IMDb Podcasts. Most of the American movies I have seen lately, THAT'S MY BOY, BRIDESMAIDS, etc. No, he's a star because this … Very disappointing, even though I didn't have high expectations for the movie. Just waste of time, not a good script not a good story maybe just acting is fine. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. She was a surprising but inspired casting choice. It's morbid. Clare Higgins is superb as Pegg's agent. I don't know what that says about me, but I don't care. A Fantastic Fear of Everything - Animation Sequence. Simon Pegg's character in A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING suffers from the same Post Traumatic Stress that I do when I watch yet another of the seemingly endless television shows (documentaries OR dramas) that deal with serial killers or mass murderers. Don't expect the broad appeal of "Shaun of the Dead" or "Hot Fuzz", and comparisons to other Simon Pegg films miss the point. 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. Distributie Amara Karan, Simon Pegg. External Reviews I admit I like Simon Pegg, a lot, so I watched this movie just because of him. I likes what I likes. As for the story of this film, Pegg plays a man suffering from the most extreme fears ('of everything') which as the film progresses and we learn more about him, we discover have a very understandable origin, and the curious connection they have with a laundry is even explained. The hysteria is a product of the most extreme emotional desperation. what music plays during the trailer starting at 0:36 seconds? He has directed the film with such assurance that you would think he had been doing it for many years. It's a black comedy with a rather 80's touch that renders the whole atmosphere so mystical and hysterical. That is the mystery of genius at work. Or, at least, it has what I need. I went through a couple of lists of so-called "feel-good movies" but after realising that I can't take advice from anyone that finds the Hangover funny (no offence, just different tastes), I decided to see what Simon Pegg has been up to, as Shaun of the Dead is one of my biggest favourites. A lot of the humour feels at least 30 years old and is the kind of thing we've seen in old cartoons. As a technical achievement, it rates very high indeed. It's enough to make you believe in 'the inheritance of acquired characteristics.' I also liked him in A Fantastic Fear of Everything.It was hilarious, but I'm not about to fill up a list with freaking Simon Pegg comedies, no m'am! Mills was greatly assisted by his director of photography and camera operator, because all of the shots seem to be so perfectly composed, that one almost imagines a special adviser at their elbow suggesting the best perspective and framing. I would, however, recommend that you suspend all thoughts of seriousness, its daft, tongue in cheek and very very brave of Pegg to do something so, well; weird but very black and funny. A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. A Fantastic Fear of Everything - Un film di Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell. It's always trying to do something unusual. I do wonder sometimes how simon pegg can keep making one terrible movie after another after another not caring that there dross and a pale shadow of what hes capable of.He seems determined to become the new Steve martin I.E used to be funny but got lazy once the Hollywood money rolled in.The kind of man that endlessly criticized the star wars prequels to anyone that would listen then signed up for the prequels with no hint of hypocrisy or irony. The animated part at the end of the movie is awesome, that alone makes the movie worth watching. Everything about this film is over the top, surreal, and bursting with imaginative originality, but in a thoroughly controlled manner. Ever feel like a movie was made especially for you? Awards & Events. 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. I agree with everything the previous poster said. The fears and insecurity he has carried over from the past (as a kid) have reached a point where they've become phobias, projecting outwardly in schizophrenic behavior. A Fantastic View into the utterly paranoid, Not Simon Peggs usual, but quirky and dark. | There are many comedy moments, although few hilariously laugh out loud ones, that show off Pegg's usual comedy style. I like THE NEIGHBORS, which I have seen nobody else likes, I like SLAMMING SALMON, where I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt, and so on. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. This film left me wondering why on earth Mr Pegg would do such a film. That is a very good sign for a comedian, as it demonstrates that he will not be consumed by his ego, which if it happened would ruin his effectiveness.) See More Photos. If you want a film with no plot, but contains many shots of Simon Pegg in his underpants, this film is for you. Movies. This movie would definitely only appeal to those able to concentrate for fairly long periods of time. A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme. 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. A Fantastic Fear of Everything. After reading so many of these reviews having mixed feeling on this film I felt it was appropriate I determine the judgement by an actual viewing. 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. Menu. And as if that were not enough, he also co-produced the music for the film, having at one time been the leader of the pop music group Kula Shaker. When I saw that Simon Pegg (one of my favourite comedy actors) was in this film, I had high expectations. Awards I do not know if it has anything to do with being from America but I have absolutely no idea who Crispian Mills was before writing the screenplay and directing this movie. :-( )I would highly recommend this movie. I am not going to say anything more about the plot as it's worth seeing it afresh. It has a great lead in Pegg. (And as if he had not done enough already, Mills was also a joint producer. Although it was made on a very low budget, with the majority of it set in one room, the storyline is interesting enough to keep concentration for the first hour or so but gets boring fairly son after. This film is amazing, I consider it a cult that one must see. To make an effective cominoiac film is not easy. If this is ringing alarm bells for you I would understand if your clicky fingers hovered over the X and went roaming around for something that didn't require any thought or effort on your part, but stick with it! Pegg delivers a brilliant performance as an agoraphobic writer attempting to delve into the world of Victorian killers for a new book project. It's grotesque, but charmingly grotesque? A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned … Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. The absolute star of A Fantastic Fear of Everything is Crispian Mills and it has nothing to do with him being son of Hayley, grandson of Sir John, nephew of Maxwell Caulfield or lead singer of Kula Shaker, although it's all interesting trivia. There are some interesting visuals but they don't counteract the boredom and frustration that sets in 15 minutes into the film. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is similar to these films: Hot Fuzz, List of British films of 2012, Slaughterhouse Rulez and more. The first time I tried to watch the movie I turned it off just like after 15 minutes, today I tried again and I was very tempted to stop it at least a couple of times during the first half an hour, but in the end I sticked with it and I'm very happy of my decision. I don't write reviews of films, but the overall rating of this film has been pissing me off for years, so I thought I would let my voice be heard. Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival. Therefore, if you primarily enjoy big-budget blockbusters or expect that every film featuring Simon Pegg to be "Shaun of the Dead" that sadly, you will probably not enjoy this film. A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City. May 4, 2014 - A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) - Pictures, Photos & Images - IMDb Simon Pegg plays a writer with an irrational fear of being murdered. 1 talking about this. Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. Is it in the genes? It's really great seeing Simon Pegg playing it as straight as possible, because it enhances the horror part of the movie. This is not your typical middle school toilet humor nor does the film set up jokes you can see coming a mile away. The script is intelligent, the direction is smart, the "camera move" is supreme and Simon Pegg's performance is outstanding. By now we're all aware of Simon Peggs films and his penchant for the bizarre, off beat and ridiculous, although still bizarre and ridiculous this is quite a change to his more commercial films. What it doesn't have is an ending or a clear reason what it wants to be. I bought tickets to this movie for its premier at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival based on the trailer alone and went in with some trepidation after checking its IMDb rating and reading some critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It should be mentioned that Crispian Mills comes from film-making families on both sides, and has grown up living and breathing celluloid in between his bouts as a pop star. The philosopher Henri Bergson, in his book LAUGHTER, said: 'At the root of the comic there is a sort of rigidity which compels its victims to keep strictly to one path …' The high comedy of this film exemplifies that. It is based on the novella Paranoia in the Launderette by Bruce Robinson, writer and director of Withnail and I. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is a 2012 British horror comedy film starring Simon Pegg, written and directed by Crispian Mills with Chris Hopewell as co-director. Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment. 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. The editing is truly brilliant, having clearly been cut and recut and recut almost to perfection. "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is not, actually, fantastic, but it was inventive enough to hold my interest, weird enough to be intriguing, and bold in some of its visual experiments. The film contains some sterling performances by others. I think I still have 5 movies left, so that's pretty satisfying. 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. View production, box office, & company info. So, you see, it's brilliant. Monster Comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez With Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Gets Release Date [Trailer], Simon Pegg & Nick Frost in First UK Trailer for 'Slaughterhouse Rulez', Watch the Trailer for New Horror Comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez, Co-Starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost. The character Simon Pegg is playing, is a kind of paranoid intelligent looser that is trapped between 2 worlds. It is about mid-way through the film that we come to realize with a shock that this is really a film with a deeply serious intent, dealing with loss and abandonment as its true central motif. User Ratings For any fans of Simon Pegg or independent cinema who may potentially be discouraged from viewing this film due to the low ratings, don't be fooled! Commedia, Gran Bretagna, 2012. Production. Title: A man stuck in a room talking to himself and shouting at shadows does not make a movie. Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back. For any fans of Simon Pegg or independent cinema who may potentially be discouraged from viewing this film due to the low ratings, don't be fooled! Add Image Add an image. And these shots required a lot of thought, because so many of them are weird and surrealistic, with some extreme closeups at challenging angles. F Stage, Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK. It's also funny, kinda silly, exciting, and a little frightening. It's not horrifically funny like Sean of the Dead, as outright entertaining as Hot Fuzz and, mercifully, it's not as tepid as Run Fatboy Run or as stagnant as Paul or Burke and Hare. This film is one of those hand-crafted British sleepers made on a low budget which has the potential to score in a really big way worldwide, if properly distributed and marketed. The script of this film was also written by Crispian Mills, which proves him to be a screenwriter of the first rank in his very first screen debut. It is based on the novella Paranoia in the Launderette by Bruce Robinson, writer and director of Withnail and I. are cute but not funny, not hilarious, not sad, nothing, just empty. Report This. Get the IMDb App; View Full Site; Help; Site Index; IMDbPro; IMDb TV; Box Office Mojo; IMDb … Actually, it's not very funny at all to start with. "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is an incredibly well-done film from start to finish. Metascore (14 reviews) Provided by Metacritic.com 60. Pegg delivers a brilliant performance as an agoraphobic writer attempting to delve into the world of Victorian killers for a new book project. Una commedia diretta dal cantante dei Kula Shaker. Clothes get burnt while drying in an oven, a knife gets superglued to a hand etc. Oh dear.....it is plain to see that SimonPegg is at his best when he has written the screenplay himself. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The film focuses on the main character (in his grubby and stained chewing gum gray Y fronts and his grubby and stained bedroom) for most of the time. A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness. To use a crude rating system i'd say that this was marginally better than Paul and a lot better than Burke & Hare. I found myself laughing out loud because Pegg's reactions in the movie weren't far removed from my own from time to time. I find Simon Pegg hit and miss but he didn't bother me at all this time. In his very first film, Mills seems to have shown a higher degree of directing talent even than his own father, Roy Boulting. The script is dire, the plot is practically non-existent and, most importantly, it's not funny. Use the HTML below. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The comedy in the film is in many cases hilarious, but at the same time, there is a sadness, a profundity, and a fear of loss and abandonment underlying it all. He has become the contemporary equivalent of Gene Wilder, but without Wilder's more annoying mannerisms. 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