Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)

2007

Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)

Critics Consensus

This French animated horror portmanteau is monochrome and minimalist, visually stunning, but light on scares.

72%

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Total Count: 69

58%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 2,488
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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.

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Audience Reviews for Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)

  • Aug 31, 2013
    I fear nothing in the dark, except the creepy narrator. Fear of the Dark live up to it's title, a black and white anthology horror film centred on the worst(?) fears of the animators. However, ti was not scary at all, I only like the first story, the rest bored me to death and didn't make any sense. It is filled with expressionist ideas but failed to present it properly.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2010
    Fear(s) of the Dark isn't the horror film I was hoping for. It's creepy, twisted and dark, but is also distant. It's really a portfolio of work collected by a number of talented animators. Each of the individual tales has a dreamlike quality, allowing the films to avoid any responsibility they may have to tell a story. The artistic skills on display can't be challenged in anyway, but so much more could have been achieved with the expansion of just one story. Certainly worth a look for some imaginative imagery.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2009
    Interesting, ambiguous, but very uneven experiment. Fairly enough, Persepolis was the film that caught the attention of the masses. This little flick, on the other hand, had effective intercuts, some moments of intelligence throughout the script, and interesting sequences. If you replace the first two clichéd and typically "scary" stories and replace them, leaving the last two rather brilliant stories in the end, you have a great animated film. Lacked potential... 59/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2009
    Definitely an interesting animation style and a pretty cool atmosphere is created, but it will leave you in the dark (no pun intended) about what the whole point was.
    Sam C Super Reviewer

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