BFF Trailer Review: A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Beyond the Film Festival is a new show on CUTV focusing on film festival coverage relevant to the Montreal community. As an alternative to mainstream media outlets, it will paint a new picture of the cinematic community in Montreal, with unique views and perspectives that reflect the needs, wants and passions of the local community.
Many audience favourites that have premiered at Fantasia in the past few years have been born and bred in the UK, many of them blending humour and horror with equal fervour and passion. I am thinking of movies like Scott Pilgrim and Attack the Block, which brought the audience to their feet and though not necessarily the biggest box-office stars have amassed huge cult followings since their initial releases. On the other hand, similar films like John Landis' Burke and Hare have been less successful. Though not without their bright moments, the humour mostly falls flat and the horror forced and painfully familiar. What does this mean for A Fantastic Fear of Everything? The optimist in me believes that anything simon Pegg touches is bound to be a success, reason and evidence suggests otherwise. The film's early reviews have not been kind. The film's premise though is interesting, as Simon Pegg's character is a terrible paranoid whose very existence puts him in a constant state of heebeejeebees. Hopefully the film will appeal more to the Fantasia audience, who are among the most open hearted audiences you will find.
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