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
Not sure I personally would label this as a horror movie. However, it is a fantastic watch, loved the story.
Comparisons to Pans Labyrinth are accurate but only to a point. While both movies have the same premise, the time period in Tigers is now, the horrors the children are facing are less abstract (and currently happening in way too many parts of the world) and it’s much grittier and real while Panic s Labyrinth had a more fantasy bend.
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.