Tigers Are Not Afraid
Directed by Issa López
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. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
A group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes run from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents
Cast: Paola Lara, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes, Ianis Guerrero, Tenoch Huerta
To say this movie is heart/gut-wrenching would be an understatement. Such a beautiful film highlighting the real monsters we face and the brutal reality of the world.
Agree to MissDoraGreaves’ review. It’s not a horror movie, more like a drama of the kind of Pan’s Labyrinth and stuff. The movie is tough and it shows the cruel reality of orphan Mexican children these days. It’s really well done and the acting of the kids is top.
really enjoyed the story, well done.
A dark, beautiful, terrifying dive into the lives of street orphans in Mexico. Contrasting beautiful moments of joy with horrors of reality much like Pans Labyrinth, The Orphanage, and The Devil's Backbone. It's not your average kind of horror, so if you're looking for that gory, jump scare kind of ride then this isn't for you. This is an art piece based in the suffering of existence.
This is an excellent movie, somewhat similar in style and tone to Pan’s Labyrinth, but not a knock off by any means—more like the they both depict brutal aspects of the world through a lens of Magic’s realism.