Shudder Announces Streaming Debut of Tigers Are Not Afraid

The streaming platform has revealed that the horror film will be available to watch this week.

By Chris Morse

Mexican horror feature Tigers Are Not Afraid has received plenty of praise from the likes of Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King, but only this week will the film be available for streaming online for all to see. Shudder announced via social media today that the movie will have its surprise debut this Thursday, September 12th. The streaming platform previously acquired rights to release the film, which saw a limited theater run throughout the month of August.

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 on 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 begin streaming Tigers Are Not Afraid on Thursday, September 12th. Be sure to stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for further news and updates.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo