“A Fantastic Fear of Everything” is a British dark comedy film directed by Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell. It was released in 2012 and stars Simon Pegg as Jack, a paranoid and neurotic writer who has become obsessed with researching Victorian serial killers for his latest book.
As Jack delves deeper into his research, he becomes increasingly paranoid and fearful, convinced that he is being stalked by a serial killer himself. His fear of everything, including germs, escalates to the point where he becomes a recluse, rarely leaving his apartment and only venturing out in a hazmat suit.
As the film progresses, Jack’s grip on reality becomes increasingly tenuous, and his hallucinations lead him to believe that he is being pursued by a killer in a hooded cloak. However, in the end, Jack discovers that the hooded figure is actually a social worker trying to help him, and he is able to overcome his fears and move on with his life.
Overall, “A Fantastic Fear of Everything” is a quirky and offbeat comedy that explores the fine line between genius and madness, and the power of fear to control our lives.
Duration: 100 min.