» Reviews: Toronto After Dark: A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Nathan Schwartz

|    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  • Director: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell
  • Producer: Geraldine Patten
  • Writer: Crispian Mills
  • Starring: Simon Pegg, Sheridan Smith, Clare Higgins, Amara Karan, Paul Freeman, Alan Drake
  • Distributor: Universal Pictures
  • Running Time: 100 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Comedy

Simon Pegg dominated the screen in A Fantastic Fear of Everything. He controlled it like it was on a leash, dragging it, and subsequently us the audience, along with him on his journey through a minor but substantial psychological break where he thinks he is going to be murdered at any moment. The films progression is a delicious concoction of horror, comedy, animation, and more comedy. Mix all of that together and sprinkle in serial killers and a hint of romance, and you’ve got one wacky, intriguing, and genuinely entertaining flick.

Verdict: Wait for the DVD/Blu-ray

 

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