Official US Trailer for Mexican Horror Fairytale 'Tigers Are Not Afraid'

July 29, 2019
Source: YouTube

Tigers Are Not Afraid Trailer

"We forget who we are… when things from outside come to get us." Shudder has released a new official US trailer for Mexican horror fairytale film Tigers Are Not Afraid, which first premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2017 and is finally getting a theatrical release this August. The film is both written & directed by Mexican filmmaker Issa López (follow her @IssitaLopez) and she has earned the respect of Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King. "López creates a world that recalls the early films of del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget." It's about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created by the drug war. Starring Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, and Hanssel Casillas. A worthy discovery.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Issa López's Tigers Are Not Afraid, direct from YouTube:

Tigers Are Not Afraid Poster

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. Tigers Are Not Afraid, also known as Vuelven or Siempre vuelven in Spanish, is both written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Issa López, director of the films Efectos secundarios, Casi divas, and Todo Mal previously. This first premiered at Fantastic Fest, Screamfest, and the Morbido Film Fest back in late 2017. Shudder will finally release López's Tigers Are Not Afraid in select US theaters starting August 23rd coming up soon. Worth the wait? Who's still interested?

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This does look like a good description of horrors that a child must survive through in a scary world ...

shiboleth on Jul 29, 2019


It definitely has that early GDT vibe. Dig it.

DAVIDPD on Jul 29, 2019


agreed but pre-Blade II/Hellboy GDT. Like a throwback to The Devil's Backbone perhaps. I'm certainly intrigued and will check it out.

syntaxterror on Jul 29, 2019


I was lucky enough to see Issa Lopez' TANA almost 2 years ago at FF and it blew me away. Think of this as a modern-day Pan's Labyrinth that has probably become even more germane to the fears and perils that kids face today. This one's worth seeking out and Issa is a filmmaker I'm happy to keep my eye on.

Movie Bear on Jul 29, 2019


That's a hell of a trailer! Great title too! Hopefully, it will be in the theater for more than a week 🙁

Whichhalfofthewit on Jul 29, 2019


High praise from many talented folks. Looks a bit predictable but I'm intrigued.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 30, 2019

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