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

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November 18, 2011
March 6, 2009
This French-made chiller proves just how scary a pitch-black theatre can be.
November 14, 2008
Brilliantly creepy.
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.
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October 31, 2008
The black-and-white images are so cutting edge, you could bleed.
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 24, 2008
There isn't a dud in the 10 shorts, although some are more dud-ish than others.
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 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 22, 2008
Fear(s) of the Dark is an animated anthology that tells its stories with an inventiveness that's seldom scary but never less than mesmerizing.
October 22, 2008
Though multi-director projects are patchy by definition, Fear(s) of the Dark hits with an all-star batting average.
October 22, 2008
The picture is best enjoyed as visual spectacle; it never achieves terrifying intensity.
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
Richard McGuire's contribution is a small gothic masterpiece in which a guttering candle picks out half-glimpsed horrors inside an old dark house.
October 3, 2008
Design buffs will be fascinated, but the horror audience will find little of interest.
October 3, 2008
It comes together magnificently in the final segment, an unnerving dark-house mystery told in high contrast, white faces looming from black shadows. A patchy, enjoyable experiment.
August 28, 2008
the best piece here - Richard McGuire's hermetic haunted house tale, drawn in the starkly grey-less style of Renaissance - is also the only segment allowed to play uninterrupted.
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