Director: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell
Genre: Comedy/ Horror
Runtime: 100 minutes
Starring: Simon Pegg, Clare Higgins, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan
Description: A crime novelist (Simon Pegg) 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.
Review: Jack is a paranoid writer who is afraid of everything. Well, primarily he has a fear of serial killers and laundromats. Jack is currently researching a book on Victorian serial killers, although he is originally a children’s book author.
Most of the time we just see Simon Pegg, who is in his house, scared. Jumping at noises, seeing shadows, thinking someone is lurking. We also hear Pegg providing commentary through a voiceover.
Those moments with Pegg are the funniest. He does his best with the matieral. “A Fantastic Fear of Everything” looked promising, but didn’t give us the funny horror comedy we expected. The story has potential and Pegg is good, but other than that it’s pretty standard.
Rating: 3/ 5