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.
It all hinges on Simon Pegg, and for me, he makes it work. _A Fantastic Fear of Everything_ will not be for everyone, indeed, it's darker than even your average horror comedy, but I am happy to have seen it. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
Bad watch, probably won't watch again, and can't recommend unless you're ona Simon Pegg binge or an eccentric writer. I like Simon Pegg, but this doesn't feel like one of his movies, and maybe that was the point. It has an interesting premise, and maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind for the movie, but I don't find the paranoia and mental afflictions of the character funny: I don't even feel they're presented as jokes. There is some heavily worked situational comedy, but the movie doesn't feel like a comedy itself. Long story short: it was kind of a depressing watch with some mildy interesting psychology to it and rather little criminology.