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
Excellent in every way. Astonishing acting from a very young cast. It's whimsical, yet stark. The comparisons to Guillermo Del Toro are well deserved: I'm reminder of Cronos and The Devil's Backbone, and his ability to write complex and compelling child roles. This film is also beautifully shot. Loved it.
Beautifully dark perfection.
this was NOT what i was expecting. that girl caused all of those kids to die because of a wish. definitely not a scary movie... but eye opening.
beautifully filmed darkest of dark fantasy. wear a bib, because you're going to cry yourself soaked.
It’s a pans labyrinth style movie. Would definitely recommend!