Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007)



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

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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.
Animation , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Aure Atika
as Sheila
Christian Hecq
as Doctor/Samurai
Christian Hincker
as Man with dogs
Florence Maury
as Sumako's mother/6 years
Amaury Smets
as Michio
Gil Alma
as Film Actor
Brigitte Sy
as Eric's mother
Charlotte Vermeil
as Film Actress
Arthur H.
as Narrator
Louisa Pili
as Sumako
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Critic Reviews for Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | June 16, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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This French-made chiller proves just how scary a pitch-black theatre can be.

Full Review… | March 6, 2009
Toronto Star
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Brilliantly creepy.

Full Review… | November 13, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Maybe different things scare the French. But I'll give them this: Prattling monologues can be unsettling.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Seattle Times
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Fear(s) of the Dark is a feast for the eyes, even if it doesn't always get the pulse racing.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)


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 Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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You should definitely give it a try if you're into short stories, animated movies, and like the Animatrix (which is also a collection of short animations with a shared theme). The last animation is my favorite.

Saskia D.
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

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 Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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