Mexican writer/director Issa López’s moving horror fable Tigers Are Not Afraid has stacked up 50 (!) awards at genre film festivals all over the world since 2017. Now theatergoers in NY, LA and Toronto can experience the film for themselves, as Tigers begins its North American rollout, with a Shudder streaming exclusive to begin later this fall. Dread Central nabbed an exclusive clip from the film, which you can see at the top of the article. Watch for an interview with López on this site soon. In the meantime, here’s the synopsis:
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.
See Dread Central’s Tigers Are Not Afraid review HERE.