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Review: Horror Comedy 'Fantastic Fear Of Everything' Starring Simon Pegg

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 7, 2014 11:07 AM
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Fantastic Fear Of Everything
Simon Pegg has become something of a nerd world hero, thanks to his co-writing and starring role in the three Edgar Wright genre-send-ups that make up the loose Cornetto Trilogy, and his supporting performances in big time Hollywood franchises "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" (both overseen by that geek godhead J.J. Abrams). But all of this adulation from the Comic Con crowd has had a weird way of obscuring the fact that Pegg is a really terrific actor, capable of surprising range and equipped to handle dramatic as well as comedic scenarios. Which makes "Fantastic Fear of Everything," a singularly bizarre new horror comedy, both exhilarating and frustrating: it allows for Pegg to stretch as an actor, going to some pretty whacked out places, but the film itself ultimately stalls out, leaving a great performance at the heart of a movie most won't particularly care for.

Watch: Trailer For Simon Pegg's Stylized & Quirky 'A Fantastic Fear Of Everything'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 11:59 AM
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Well, here's a movie we sort of forgot about entirely. First announced last summer, Simon Pegg signed on to star in "A Fantastic Fear of Everything," an ambitious, oddball tale being co-directed by an interesting pair: Chris Hopewell (who has helmed music videos for people like Radiohead, The Knife and The Killers) and by Crispian Mills (the front-man of Britpop also-rans Kula Shaker). Well, their result of the collaboration is now available for all to see, and certainly, it delivers in the visual department.

Simon Pegg Starring In Dark Comedy 'A Fantastic Fear Of Everything'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 27, 2011 1:22 AM
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For weeks now, Simon Pegg has been teasing his Twitter followers with a secret project that he's been filming for the past couple of weeks. With the British comic having broken through with Edgar Wright, and gone on to star in Hollywood blockbusters like "Star Trek" and "Mission Impossible 3," speculation flew: was it a secret shoot for "Star Trek 2"? Had they somehow got "The World's End" ready under the radar? Of course not. But this morning, the film was finally revealed, as an intriguing-sounding British indie.

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