Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for director Crispian Mills’ dark comedy A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Simon Pegg stars as a children’s author who tries to switch careers and write a gruesome Victorian murder mystery, but his wide range of phobias throws him into horrifying nightmares where he’s forced to confront his demons, which includes his love life, his laundromat, and a mysterious stop-motion animated hedgehog. The film continues to look like a wonderfully odd adventure, and it appears to be a nice starring vehicle that showcases Pegg’s impressive range.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Amara Karan, Clare Higgins, Alan Drake, and Paul Freeman. A Fantastic Fear of Everything will be available on iTunes January 7, 2014 and opens in theaters February 7, 2014.
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Here’s the official synopsis for A Fantastic Fear of Everything:
Jack (Simon Pegg) is 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 lifeline 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, laundromats and serial killers.