Animation / UK premiere

Fear(s) of the Dark

  • Marie Caillou, Blutch, Pierre Di Sciullo, Michel Pirus, Romain Slocombe, Jerry K /
  • France /
  • 2007 /
  • 85 mins

Aure Atika, Guillaume Dépardieu, Nicole Garcia

An interplanetary cast of bogeymen haunt this scary, stylish animation portmanteau.

The comic book legend Charles Burns lends his inimitable gifts to this sweetly creepy set of black-and-white graphic works. From a besotted student whose girlfriend seems – well, a little too ardent, to a Japanese schoolgirl menaced by a long-dead samurai and a pack of hounds on a bloodthirsty rampage, this has a story strand to trouble every sleep – not to mention a stunning range of animation styles.

Not suitable for children.

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