There is a lot of buzz going around this horror fairytale movie called Tigers Are Not Afraid as it makes its way around the movie festival circuit. The buzz is coming from the people like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro. They absolutely love the movie and chances are a lot of movie and horror buffs will absolutely love this epic movie.
Shudder picked up the distribution rights to the film and they have released a trailer, check it out below. I think most of the people horror fan or not will love this movie. I’m ready and willing to check out the movie when it’s released!
A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.
The film was directed by Issa López who had this to say about it:
“The stories of these children fighting for survival just across the border, and the dreams and nightmares that follow them, is one that needs to be told now more than ever. Fantasy and horror are sometimes the best vehicles to tell the most vital stories. With TIGERS, I set out to do just that… and in putting it on the screen Shudder is letting this story be heard. I couldn’t be happier or prouder.”
Craig Engler, Shudder GM added:
“Tigers Are Not Afraid is a beautiful, haunting film by the amazing Issa López and easily one of the most moving horror movies we’ve ever seen. We’ve worked closely with Issa every step of the way to make sure her amazing film gets the best release possible, and we’re excited audiences will be able to experience her remarkable vision in theaters.”
Tigers Are Not Afraid will hit theaters in August.