Jack 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 the irrational fear of being murdered.
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A stylish, clever, weirdly sweet, and satisfyingly creepy study in paranoia and fear that's got the dark, absurdist moxie of a Primus or Ween video. As well, it's quite funny, through filmmaking gags a la Edgar Wright (kind of obvious comparison, but apt), and Simon Pegg's fantastic leading man abilities. Funny on his own physically, in delivery, and overall in helming a film. Admirable little flick with ambition!
The film tried to be too many things at once, but I don't think this was as dismal a failure as everyone makes it out to be. It shows a lot of promise, especially from Chris Hopewell. His production design and animations were the best part of the film.