Fear(s) of the Dark
Fear(s) of the Dark (France, 2007, 85 mins.): Director Guillermo del Toro hailed the creators of Fear(s) of the Dark/Peur(s) du noir as “The masters of dread” and the Boston Globe claims that the film's “black-and-white images are so cutting edge, you could bleed.” In this French animated film, which was featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, six graphic artists transform stories of terror and horror into a visual nightmare. Shot in black and white and drawing on the talents of comic book authors, graphic artists, and illustrators, these intertwining tales explore different levels of fear by using brilliant imagery, which has been described as “a feast for the eyes” (Reyhan Harmanci, San Francisco Chronicle ). Haunting, disturbing, and direct, Fear[s] of the Dark is a unique film that uses childish anxieties to inspire a series of eye-catching, adult-sized nightmares.
Synopsis by Jerrod Griebel