I’m not quite sure what to make of Universal Pictures’ A Fantastic Fear of Everything. The trailer released today is, to put it mildly, bizarre. Everyone’s favorite Brit funnyman Simon Pegg is Jack, an author of hedgehog inspired children’s books, who is traumatized by his involvement in researching a book on Victorian era serial killers. Now everywhere he goes and everything he does is blanketed with the notion that the murderers are out to get him. It’s a dark comedy for sure, but I’m certain with Pegg in the lead, he’ll keep even the darker moments light and fluffy like Jim Carrey did with “The Cable Guy.”
A Fantastic Fear of Everything stars Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Clare Higgins, Amara Karan, Kerry Shale and Henry Lloyd-Hughes.
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.
A Fantastic Fear of Everything psychos US theaters on February 7, 2014 and UK theaters on June 8, 2012.