A Fantastic Fear of Everything

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In this wickedly warped British horror comedy, Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) plays Jack, 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 an 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 Jack’s script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’ as Jack is forced to confront his worst fears; among them love, laundry and serial killers. Also starring Clare Higgins (Hellraiser), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited). (Dir. by Crispian Mills & Chris Hopewell, 2013, UK, 100 mins., Rated R, Cinedigm) Digital