Check This Out: Animated Horror Fear(s) of the Dark Trailer
A fascinating new trailer for a film called Fear(s) of the Dark has recently debuted. The film is a unique collection of fearful tales by ten of the world's most cutting-edge, acclaimed graphic artists. Their intertwined stories make up an unprecedented epic where phobias, disgust and nightmares come to life and reveal fear at its most naked and intense. This impressive trailer introduces us to a few of the styles and stories we'll see in the film. This will be showing at Fantastic Fest this weekend and I plan on seeing it, since it looks damn good. It actually reminds me quite a bit of the animated film Persepolis from last year, but set in the genre of horror instead of politics. Anyway, I definitely suggest you check this trailer out!
Watch the trailer for Fear(s) of the Dark:
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Fear(s) of the Dark features segments written and directed by graphic artists Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire, Romain Slocombe, Jerry Kramsky, Michel Pirus, and Etienne Robial. The film first premiered at the Rome International Film Festival and has since gone on to tour the festival circuit worldwide. IFC Films picked up US distribution rights and will be debuting Fear(s) of the Dark in limited theaters starting on October 24th this fall.
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
coyo on Sep 17, 2008
big r on Sep 17, 2008
Wow, this is really cool. The Charles Burns segment looks rad.
Paigey! on Sep 17, 2008
.......WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT??!!
minadrake on Sep 17, 2008
Feature-length animation is getting out of the sandbox, thank God!!!
Roy on Sep 17, 2008
I DEF WANNA SEE THIS!!!!!
REAL6 on Sep 17, 2008
Weird. It looks very artsy and innovative. I don't think trying to instill frights in this format of animation will be quite effective, but they're probably not trying that anyway...
Frame on Sep 17, 2008
I heard about this, but I've been dying to see more than just stills. Thanks for the trailer. Looks even better when it's moving 😀 I really hope this sort of stuff, and films like Persepolis, will help to acclimate people in the US to the idea that animated films can be more than just for the kids.
Squiggly_P on Sep 17, 2008
Heckle0 on Sep 17, 2008
"Their intertwined stories make up an unprecedented epic where phobias, disgust and nightmares come to life and reveal fear at its most naked and intense." What does that even mean? This movie looks interesting, not scary, but fun..unprecedented epic? a little too early to tell don't you think? We shall see...
ERivas on Sep 17, 2008
Awesome and Disturbing all at the same time!!!
K on Sep 17, 2008
Reverend on Sep 17, 2008
Those Charles Burns segments look awesome-o! Don't think it'll be genuinely "scary" but its a good boost for animation. These snippets, these collages of styles—a series of shorts grows weary. It pronounces the weakest and feeds short-attention spans. Reminiscent of end-of-the-year-college-film-fests. We need another full length animation that rivals the CGI barrage and asks our minds for more thought. Those reasons alone are what made Persepolis (at its bare bones) such a success. Get out there, animators and production houses. Make full genius full length animated features, the craving is out there......so long as its not Don Bluth.
Voice Of Reason on Sep 17, 2008
hell yeah.. that looks like fun... I LOVE Del Toro's Quote... BRING THE KIDS... hahaha... my 8-yr old would kick my @ss if I tokk him to that.. hahaha
Dusty on Sep 17, 2008
holy shit this looks crazy as hell im def going to see this
raider98 on Sep 17, 2008
woah, thats crazy! very very unique...
Chris W on Sep 17, 2008
6 graphic artists working on this movie, and thats the best poster they could come up with? Trailer looks allright, but i'll probably skip this one..
Johndoe on Sep 17, 2008
Hell yeah!! Looks creepy 🙂 and del Toro has never steered us wrong before 🙂
Silver on Sep 17, 2008
color me stoked. more charles burns! i want black hole news. :[
Marty McFly on Sep 17, 2008
WOW! Looks really good. Totally didn't expect this. Is there like 5 stories because the (s) looks like a 5.
Ryan on Sep 17, 2008
Ok... It's certainly different. It doesn't seem like it would be very scary because it's a carton. I don't know. It's interesting.
Brianna on Sep 17, 2008
I am enjoying what I'm seeing. Persepolis was fantastic last year, and now this? My faith in films other than great summer blockbusters and bro comedies is starting to be replenished.
Kail on Sep 19, 2008
I would love to see this one. Especially the Charles Burns story. I read it a long time ago in color, in a comic book.
RSH on Oct 2, 2008
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