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Fear(s) of the Dark

Fear(s) of the Dark
  • 2007
  • France
  • 85 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Various
  • Language: French

The Gallic term 'outre', meaning beyond or excessive, perfectly describes this imaginatively conceived and immaculately executed French language portmanteau horror. Paris-based producers commissioned six cartoonists and animators to make five short films that exploit our dread of the gloom. The film features an 18th century Marquis who hunts children and a blood-splattered Japanese anime concerning a girl who's terrorised by the ghost of a dead samurai.

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Charles Burns - Fear(s) of the Dark

16 Oct 2008

The wildly imaginative and scary animated French portmanteau horror movie Fear(s) of the Dark was made by six European and American cartoonists working with professional animators. The most notable of those cartoonists is Charles Burns, who is a legend…

Fear(s) of the Dark

16 Oct 20084 stars

ANIMATION/MYSTERY The Gallic term ‘outre’, meaning beyond or excessive, perfectly describes this imaginatively conceived and immaculately executed French language portmanteau horror. Much of its impact is derived from its unique nature: the…

Fears of the Dark

19 Jun 20083 stars

Edinburgh International Film Festival

(Various, France) 85min This episodic animation is destined for cult status. Five respected graphic novelists have each penned a story detailing what made them scared at night. Dogs, mad girls and silence all feature strongly. Each story has then been…

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