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

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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.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Animation , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
IFC

Cast

Aure Atika
as Sheila
Christian Hecq
as Doctor/Samurai
Christian Hincker
as Man with dogs
Amélie Lerma
as Girl 2
Florence Maury
as Sumako's mother/6 years
Amaury Smets
as Michio
Brigitte Sy
as Eric's mother
Gil Alma
as Film Actor
Arthur H.
as Narrator
Charlotte Vermeil
as Film Actress
Louisa Pili
as Sumako
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Critic Reviews for Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark)

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (19)

This French-made chiller proves just how scary a pitch-black theatre can be.

Full Review… | March 6, 2009
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Brilliantly creepy.

Full Review… | November 14, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Maybe different things scare the French. But I'll give them this: Prattling monologues can be unsettling.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

The black-and-white images are so cutting edge, you could bleed.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Sinister and beautiful.

Full Review… | October 30, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

½

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

Super Reviewer

½

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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