Tigers Are Not Afraid
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.
“Tigers Are Not Afraid Is the Best Guillermo del Toro Movie He Never Made.” – Gizmodo
“A phantasmagoric energy and modern urgency all its own.” – Chicago Reader
“A work of gentle imagination and unexpected tenderness.” The New York Times
“The possibility that magic exists within us . . . comprises the crux of López’s new genre-bending film Tigers Are Not Afraid, which has captivated Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and many other viewers worldwide. Equally inspired by magical realism and hauntings real and imagined, the film plays like a documentary tinged with elements of the fantastical, and horror springing from unsuspecting corners.” – Film Comment
“Bluntly realistic yet shot through with fantasy elements which illuminate the way even this world looks through children’s eyes, Tigers Are Not Afraid interweaves folklore with the law of the jungle.”
- 10/21 | 8:45PM