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 / Animation / French

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.

2008 Archive

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