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. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is probably not what you're expecting from Simon Pegg. | If it was meant to be a comedy (more likely), it wasn't funny. I found it funny from time to time but mostly I loved Pegg's acting and most of all I loved the direction. 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 editing is truly brilliant, having clearly been cut and recut and recut almost to perfection. That is the mystery of genius at work. Metacritic Reviews. It's always trying to do something unusual. A Fantastic Fear of Everything - Animation Sequence. 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 really a serious film presented as an anarchic farce. A man stuck in a room talking to himself and shouting at shadows does not make a movie. Do you have any images for this title? Title: A Fantastic View into the utterly paranoid, Not Simon Peggs usual, but quirky and dark. FAQ He seems to have mastered a kind of 'Mr. 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. 1 talking about this. 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. She was a surprising but inspired casting choice. 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! The humor is totally "black" orchestrated with extreme behavioral moods, spastic grimaces, and unbelievable dream sequences that you'd love to watch over and over again. It has a great lead in Pegg. This film left me wondering why on earth Mr Pegg would do such a film. Add Image Add an image. 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. To use a crude rating system i'd say that this was marginally better than Paul and a lot better than Burke & Hare. An illustrious British boarding school becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror. 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. May 4, 2014 - A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) - Pictures, Photos & Images - IMDb Something like Withnail And I or Eraserhead were not designed to be quoted or referenced decades later, but thanks to a combination of public affection and quirkiness, that's exactly how its turned out. 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. 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. I love comedy and I always hope to be amused and laugh, but I don't know if it's me who has a weird sense of humor or is the movies I watch. 8 of 13 people found this review helpful. 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. Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. It greatly surpasses even Pegg's previous masterpiece, SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004, see my review), and it is about time that Pegg had the opportunity to move even higher up the hysteria scale. I agree with everything the previous poster said. F Stage, Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK. 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. It is based on the novella Paranoia in the Launderette by Bruce Robinson, writer and director of Withnail and I. How to fill up ten lines about a boring, boring ,boring film .A comedy that doesn't make one smile at all except with relief at the closing credits.Even with lots of actors in the film pegg is usually quite annoying but on his own the effect is magnified tremendously. The music choices for the various scenes were well-judged. So, you see, it's brilliant. The film features what I daresay may be the finest performance by Simon Pegg in his career to date. The animated part at the end of the movie is awesome, that alone makes the movie worth watching. So Simon Pegg here is great! Distributie Amara Karan, Simon Pegg. "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. 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. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Plot. The script is sharp and veers wildly through a number of weird and very funny scenarios which are milked brilliantly by Pegg. I shot this video for director Chris Hopewell. | Simon Pegg plays a writer with an irrational fear of being murdered. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Trivia (7) Add new The first film backed by Pinewood Studios' initiative to support low-budget British filmmaking. A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. Metascore (14 reviews) Provided by Metacritic.com 60. This immensely original film gives birth to an entire new genre of 'paranoid comedy', which we might call, for instance, 'cominoia'. (2012). 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. How did they not fall off the rope? That's my opinion and I am sticking to it. Has one or two good moments but it is mostly a chaotic, yet dull, mess. Menu. Here's a bit of advice: Cult films are usually made accidentally. 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. Very disappointing, even though I didn't have high expectations for the movie. 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. This is a great movie for my sense of humor! A Fantastic Fear of Everything. (And as if he had not done enough already, Mills was also a joint producer. Most of the American movies I have seen lately, THAT'S MY BOY, BRIDESMAIDS, etc. Oh dear.....it is plain to see that SimonPegg is at his best when he has written the screenplay himself. A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City. This film will find its audience among fans of dark comedy. Showing all 2 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Summaries. Pegg delivers a brilliant performance as an agoraphobic writer attempting to delve into the world of Victorian killers for a new book project. 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. Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back. Use the HTML below. A Fantastic Fear of Everything. A Cinedigm release in theaters NOW! I likes what I likes. Just waste of time, not a good script not a good story maybe just acting is fine. 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. Clothes get burnt while drying in an oven, a knife gets superglued to a hand etc. (I knew Wilder in the 1960s and he was more or less the same offscreen as on, and his suppressed hysteria and his mannerisms, and his strangely abstracted whimsicality, seemed to be always with him. His paranoia forces him into a number of hilariously unfortunate and unexpected situations. 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.) Much better that Paul and Burke & Hare but not as good as Hot Fuzz. When I saw that Simon Pegg (one of my favourite comedy actors) was in this film, I had high expectations. 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. As a technical achievement, it rates very high indeed. There is no real story, no characters to relate to in the slightest, and a lot of padding to keep the lead alone in a studio set for as long as possible. A Fantastic Fear of Everything was often times laugh-out-loud funny, and always endearing and stylish. Peggs characters have always been amiable but lovable losers but this guy is deeply and unashamedly paranoid,unattractive and delusional..I really don't want to give any spoilers away as the film unfolds so beautifully and I went from being slightly repulsed by him initially to cheering him on by the end. A Fantastic Fear of Everything - Un film di Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell. A Fantastic Fear of Everything ( 2012) A Fantastic Fear of Everything. on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more... Cunt was used once in a song when it started: (Ass, Tits, Cunt, Fuck, Motherfucker) and then Simon Pegg turned of the radio. 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. Production. It's grotesque, but charmingly grotesque? Pegg, on the other hand, gives a good offscreen impression of normality, which might even be genuine for all I know. In his very first film, Mills seems to have shown a higher degree of directing talent even than his own father, Roy Boulting. As the hero, Jack, Pegg manages to give the funniest performance of his which I have ever seen, but at the same time he combines it with some powerful and effective dramatic acting as well. Or, at least, it has what I need. 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). 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 … The official trailer for 'A Fantastic Fear of Everything' starring Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman and Clare Higgins. | Probably not to everyone's taste, but still worth a watch, Simple, Subtle, and Thoroughly Entertaining. 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. 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. There are some interesting visuals but they don't counteract the boredom and frustration that sets in 15 minutes into the film. pegg wears another stupid wig for his "character" an author who is completely and utterly paranoid and still manages to send me to sleep. | "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is an incredibly well-done film from start to finish. It is based on the novella Paranoia in the Launderette by Bruce Robinson, writer and director of Withnail and I. 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 two seem to have melted together into the perfect team. Olly Richards Empire. This is a film deserving attention, especially for writers and the "cult" audience who enjoy quirky, unique dark comedies/mysteries. A lot of the humour feels at least 30 years old and is the kind of thing we've seen in old cartoons. He has directed the film with such assurance that you would think he had been doing it for many years. This film is amazing, I consider it a cult that one must see. (Even though the movie started over half an hour late! 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. I found myself laughing out loud because Pegg's reactions in the movie weren't far removed from my own from time to time. Con Simon Pegg, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins, Paul Freeman, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jay Taylor (III). Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. Amara Khan, a Sri Lankan beauty, adds a lot of lustre to the film with a shining screen presence and excellent acting abilities. It's a black comedy with a rather 80's touch that renders the whole atmosphere so mystical and hysterical. :-( )I would highly recommend this movie. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events. This is not your typical middle school toilet humor nor does the film set up jokes you can see coming a mile away.Overall, the film is humorous, entertaining, and incorporates a number of dark, unorthodox story-telling features (including bits of animation). Despite the visuals, the film feels cheap because large parts of it are just one guy in a room. A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. I wonder if it was trying to come across in comic book style but fell short of the mark. The story is great, I laughed and cried, what for me makes a movie perfect! A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Critic Reviews. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) of . No, he's a star because this … Get the IMDb App. Awards & Events. I admit I like Simon Pegg, a lot, so I watched this movie just because of him. 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! The film contains some sterling performances by others. What it doesn't have is an ending or a clear reason what it wants to be. I am not going to say anything more about the plot as it's worth seeing it afresh. What to Watch Latest Trailers IMDb TV IMDb Originals IMDb Picks IMDb Podcasts. Don't expect the broad appeal of "Shaun of the Dead" or "Hot Fuzz", and comparisons to other Simon Pegg films miss the point. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. It's morbid. And a great deal of credit must go to the producer, Geraldine Patten, for letting them get on with it and trusting to her sure instinct that this perilous project would really work. Regizat de Chris Hopewell, Crispian Mills. Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment. 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. It's brilliant. 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. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Comedy | Thriller ... Imdb Rating 5.7 / 10 Video Quality HD-RIP File Type mp4 Play Time 01 H 40 M Release Date 2012-06-07 Language English ... persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. As a admirer of Simon Peggs previous starring roles, I was looking forward to seeing this one and was not disappointed. I enjoyed the way it was shot plus the narrative alongside the film but all the while seemed flat in regards to story. Not for mass audiences, HOWEVER a very clever, funny original, Oddly surprising, surprisingly odd, verging on hmmm. 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. Ever feel like a movie was made especially for you? I think I still have 5 movies left, so that's pretty satisfying. Commedia, Gran Bretagna, 2012. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. What this film shows, on the part of both Mills and Pegg, is a sense of balance and control in the midst of a raging hurricane of hysteria, like two people walking a circus tightrope during a storm without a tent to cover them. 60. He has become the contemporary equivalent of Gene Wilder, but without Wilder's more annoying mannerisms. This movie would definitely only appeal to those able to concentrate for fairly long periods of time. I don't know what that says about me, but I don't care. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? User Ratings 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. Simon Pegg stars as a paranoid crime writer haunted by a fear of being murdered as well as launderettes. 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. 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. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire. It is worth watching if you're a fan of the Pegg otherwise I'd choose something else. 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. It's enough to make you believe in 'the inheritance of acquired characteristics.' 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. 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. Is it in the genes? Written by 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. Actually, it's not very funny at all to start with. 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