Issa López’s TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is Now on Shudder
After spending over a year stunning audiences on its festival run, writer/director Issa López’s incredible fantasy/horror film Tigers Are Not Afraid is hits Shudder today. Thrillist has said that audiences, “simply won’t find a much better genre film this year,” while Dread Central calls it, “…a marvelous, devastating, important film.” And some of horror’s most respected voices are also fans:
“This is one terrific film, both tough and touching. Two minutes in, I was under its spell.” – Stephen King
“An unsparing blend of fantasy and brutality, innocence and evil. Innovative, compassionate, and mesmerizing.” Guillermo del Toro
“A fairytale for today. Beautiful, shocking, and chilling.” Neil Gaiman
Tigers Are Not Afraid is also the highest-rated horror film of 2019 on Rotten Tomatoes so far, with a 96 percent fresh rating. That puts it ahead of some fantastic movies like Us, It and Midsommar. (Hagazussa, also on Shudder, is the No. 2 horror film on Rotten Tomatoes. Go us.)
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.