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

April 4, 2010
An ambitious failure...
January 3, 2009
Because of its omnibus format, the quality and the creepiness vary from segment-to-segment.
December 5, 2008
They all visualize the fears that haunt our dreams, but only McGuire brings them to full, unnerving life.
November 10, 2008
Although this is a commendable study in the future of animation it is not accessible enough to be entertaining. Undoubtedly better films are yet to come from this group.
October 31, 2008
Maybe different things scare the French. But I'll give them this: Prattling monologues can be unsettling.
October 31, 2008
Fear(s) of the Dark is a feast for the eyes, even if it doesn't always get the pulse racing.
October 30, 2008
Despite the title and the ads, this is not really a horror movie but more of a demonstration of the skills of the animators. The segments are like calling cards. Younger horror movie fans will not much identify with it.
October 27, 2008
Even though the film deserves props and is quite an achievement, it fails on the most important level - entertainment value. I understand most artists create the work for themselves, but when you're making a movie you have to have the audience in mind.
October 24, 2008
The thing is, maybe something got lost in translation but, by and large, watching them play out in Persepolis-like animation isn't even close to being scary.
October 23, 2008
Forget the plural; this won't even scare you once.
October 23, 2008
A hit-and-miss pastiche set apart by its black-and-white palette and the unique visions of its 10 "cutting-edge" graphic artists.
October 23, 2008
Anytime you put six of anything together in one package, the results are bound to be hit-or-miss, and that's certainly the case with this compilation of sci-fi/horror creepiness from some of Europe and America's top comic and graphic artists.
October 22, 2008
As a holistic experience, Fear(s) of the Dark feels at odds with itself, torn between highlighting its contributors' distinct voices and enforcing an artificial unity.
October 22, 2008
Six graphic artists contribute tales of gloom, but only one -- about a boy and his insect-infested girlfriend, drawn by distinctive American artist Charles Burns (Black Hole) -- gets under your skin.
October 22, 2008
These types of multidirector, mix-and-match affairs always end up a mere sum of their scattershot parts.
October 20, 2008
If it hadn't been subtitled, the horrific tales contained in Fear(s) of the Dark might have been what it took to take the genre mainstream
October 3, 2008
It's recommended by no less than Guillermo del Toro as "images that will slice your eye and nest there for ever" - not quite, I'm afraid.
October 3, 2008
The only fears this will invoke will be the realisation of an empty space in your pocket where eight quid used to be.
October 21, 2007