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
great acting and style. heartwrenching. i definitely won't forget it.
Beautiful and haunting film. Not horror, more a dark modern fairytale told from the point of view of children from Mexico caught up in the violence of the drug wars. Effective visuals and special effects and TREMENDOUS acting on the part of the children. They sold the reality of the situation perfectly.
Doesn't really feel like horror so much as a dark fantasy in the tradition of Pan's Labyrinth. Nevertheless it is very very good: interesting throughout, and gorgeous to look at. (The budget of this movie was $1.3 million and it looks like it cost 20x that much to make it.) I enjoyed this a lot.
Wow...absolutely captivating. Not exactly “horror” in the traditional sense but my god...horribly horrible horror in its realest form. This is the kind of movie that makes you look at life differently even if just for a moment. I’m seriously grateful for the life I have.
Outstanding! The best horror parallels modern day horrors, always.