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

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October 31, 2008
This may not be everyone's idea of either scary or great animation, but it is a generally successful attempt to marry the two forms in a unique way.
Top Critic
October 31, 2008
The black-and-white images are so cutting edge, you could bleed.
October 31, 2008
Like most anthologies, has its highs and lows, but is still original and inventive enough to recommend to horror fans looking for something different - a movie that's actually trying to be scary.
October 30, 2008
If its French origins seem too art-house for such a ghoulish season, think about the last time an American monster movie provided anything more than business as usual.
October 30, 2008
Sinister and beautiful.
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 29, 2008
One great cartoon and a whole bunch of so-so ones.
October 27, 2008
The fear described here is not visceral or familiar, but it is incisive. What if civilization is inexplicable?
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
There isn't a dud in the 10 shorts, although some are more dud-ish than others.
October 24, 2008
An arresting array of chilling images worthwhile for the scary visual effects alone.
October 24, 2008
It's probably not the most frightening film of the year, but that's because its monsters hit you in the head rather than the heart.
October 24, 2008
a daring, unusual Halloween treat
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
Casts a decidedly uneven spell.
October 23, 2008
Almost all of Fear(s) Of The Dark's entries boast remarkable visual and sound design, with weighty shadows, complicated texturing, or unsettlingly fluid movement pushing at the traditional boundaries of animation.
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.
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