Shudder Acquires Rights to Film Festival Hit Tigers Are Not Afraid
The Mexican horror tale will distribute domestically through the online streaming platform.
By Chris Morse
The Shudder streaming service announced earlier today that it has acquired the rights to bring Mexican horror feature Tigers Are Not Afraid to its audience later this year. This is a film that has been on the convention circuit for some time now, winning several awards and generating a great deal of praise from renowned creatives like Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King.
Tigers Are Not Afraid is a dark fairy tale about five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the Mexican cartels and modern-day drug wars of this era. The story centers around young Estrella, who is granted three wishes that quickly reveal an unfortunate twist. As she flees into the streets, she comes across a boy named Shine and joins a group of orphans who sleep on rooftops, realizing along the way that the past and the dead never truly leave us behind.
The film is written and directed by Issa López and stars Paolo Lara and Juan Ramón López. The cast also includes with Hanssel Casillas, Ianis Guerrero, Tenoch Huerta, and Rodrigo Cortes. It first premiered at Austin’s Fantastic Fest, where is won "Best Director" honors before hitting various other festivals.
Shudder will be debuting Tigers Are Not Afraid later this year. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for updates whenever they become available.