Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)
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Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)
Six of the world's most talented graphic artists and animators come together to breathe vivid life into their greatest nightmares in this animated horror omnibus featuring the work of Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Richard McGuire. Inspired by the creeping shadows that lurk in the darkest depths of each artist's psyche, this monochromatic meditation on the things that make us wake up screaming aims to recreate the atmosphere and mood of an actual nightmare. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This French-made chiller proves just how scary a pitch-black theatre can be."
‑ Jason Anderson, Toronto Star
"Fear(s) of the Dark is a feast for the eyes, even if it doesn't always get the pulse racing."
‑ Reyhan Harmanci, San Francisco Chronicle
"Graphic art and comics fans will appreciate its high-art wrinkle, but it's pretty tame stuff conceptionally."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Fear(s) of the Dark should put to rest once and for all any qualms about mixing animation with angst."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"Because of its omnibus format, the quality and the creepiness vary from segment-to-segment."
‑ Dan Lybarger, eFilmCritic.com
"Brilliantly creepy."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The black-and-white images are so cutting edge, you could bleed."
‑ , Boston Globe
"An ambitious failure..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Fear(s) of the Dark is an unusual little confection, bound to be interesting to most viewers and downright riveting to artists and illustrators."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"They all visualize the fears that haunt our dreams, but only McGuire brings them to full, unnerving life."
‑ Loey Lockerby, Kansas City Star
"Maybe different things scare the French. But I'll give them this: Prattling monologues can be unsettling."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"Sinister and beautiful."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"There are some chilling sequences here, and it's nice to see a fresh approach to the horror genre, but the movie doesn't really dig its nails in very far."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The influences shown by its group of American and European artists are Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock rather than George A. Romero and Stephen King, getting chills not out of what we're shown, but what we imagine lurks in the darkness of the gorgeou"
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"The fear inspired by these stories is more akin to dread, a slow, creeping suspicion that something is not quite right ..."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
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