Simon Pegg has been a busy man lately. He co-wrote and starred in one of 2013’s best comedies, The World’s End, and he’ll be spending 2014 filming the Terry Jones-directed Almost Anything, the Christopher McQuarrie-directed Mission Impossible 5, and hopefully the who-knows-who-will-be-directing-it next Star Trek movie if all goes well. Lest anyone should forget about him in the meantime, though, he is also starring in A Fantastic Fear of Everything, a smaller-profile British comedy about a guy who’s afraid of a thing or two.
In the film, Pegg plays the lead role of Jack, a children’s book author turned crime novelist whose professional obsession with Victorian-era serial killers has made him just a wee bit paranoid about things. And of course, as the saying goes, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that they’re not after you. In this case, it turns out Jack is being stalked by a killer of his own. Sounds pretty hilarious!
In the spirit of the film, I’ve decided to share some things that I’m afraid of:
- Large crowds
- Small crowds
- My teeth falling out
- Forgetting to put my clothes on in the morning
- Public speaking
- Accidentally swallowing the pit of an avocado and choking to death on it
- Dying alone, maybe not physically but in an existential sense
- Because really, how can we ever really get to know somebody in our brief time here on Earth?
- Do you even really know yourself? Ask yourself that question, and answer honestly.
A Fantastic Fear of Everything was first released in the UK back in June of 2012 and is just now making its way to the U.S. It will be available on-demand and through digital storefronts on January 7th, 2014 and will hit theaters a month after that on February 7th. Until then, you can experience some of the horrible, crippling fear by watching the trailer below.
Source: First Showing