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

  • Jan 26, 2017

    An animated horror anthology where all of the segments were created by comic book artists. As is often the case, the quality of the segments is pretty uneven. Charles Burns is responsible for the opening segment, and it's by far the best segment. That's in and of itself a problem since the film has nowhere to go but down after the first 15 minutes. Other sections are good, particularly one featuring a girl afraid of the ghost of a samurai, but a different segment order would serve the film well.

    An animated horror anthology where all of the segments were created by comic book artists. As is often the case, the quality of the segments is pretty uneven. Charles Burns is responsible for the opening segment, and it's by far the best segment. That's in and of itself a problem since the film has nowhere to go but down after the first 15 minutes. Other sections are good, particularly one featuring a girl afraid of the ghost of a samurai, but a different segment order would serve the film well.

  • Jun 10, 2016

    Experimental and very interesting anthology.

    Experimental and very interesting anthology.

  • Nov 29, 2015

    Descent stories but they fails to keep your attention. 83 minutes of monochromic and minimalistic visuals is a way too boring.

    Descent stories but they fails to keep your attention. 83 minutes of monochromic and minimalistic visuals is a way too boring.

  • Sep 26, 2015

    Loved the concept of using phobias as theme of the movie

    Loved the concept of using phobias as theme of the movie

  • May 19, 2015

    It is very uneven in terms of quality with the second half being quite weak, not particularly engaging and forgettable, but the first half with the first two segments is terrific with original and authentic stories and very creepy and memorable imagery. However, Fear(s) of the Dark, although very flawed, is mostly memorable for the impressive and beautiful animation with many directors each giving his contribution with his own style ranging from hand-drawn to anime to computer animation. Its second half is weak, but it largely benefits from deft editing, great directing and wonderful animation styles making it a very interesting experience.

    It is very uneven in terms of quality with the second half being quite weak, not particularly engaging and forgettable, but the first half with the first two segments is terrific with original and authentic stories and very creepy and memorable imagery. However, Fear(s) of the Dark, although very flawed, is mostly memorable for the impressive and beautiful animation with many directors each giving his contribution with his own style ranging from hand-drawn to anime to computer animation. Its second half is weak, but it largely benefits from deft editing, great directing and wonderful animation styles making it a very interesting experience.

  • Mar 18, 2015

    Excellent work in black and white animation.

    Excellent work in black and white animation.

  • Mar 16, 2014

    Brilliantly sick imagery! Loved the different animation styles' presentation a lot! enjoyed the black & white mood like crazy... Loved how creepy yet witty it is (Y)

    Brilliantly sick imagery! Loved the different animation styles' presentation a lot! enjoyed the black & white mood like crazy... Loved how creepy yet witty it is (Y)

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    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
    Aug 31, 2013

    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.

    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.

  • Aug 01, 2013

    "Fear(s) of the Dark is an unusual little confection, bound to be interesting to most viewers and downright riveting to artists and illustrators." A philosophical French take on what fear is using colorless animation. "Sinister and beautiful." "Rarely goosebump-inducing and often rather dull...but you'll become entranced by the animation."

    "Fear(s) of the Dark is an unusual little confection, bound to be interesting to most viewers and downright riveting to artists and illustrators." A philosophical French take on what fear is using colorless animation. "Sinister and beautiful." "Rarely goosebump-inducing and often rather dull...but you'll become entranced by the animation."

  • Jan 22, 2013

    Not as good as I was expecting. Very clever illustration and animation but just a bit too mundane.

    Not as good as I was expecting. Very clever illustration and animation but just a bit too mundane.