Trailer Watch: Fear(s) of the Dark

Readers of Black Hole will immediately recognize Charles Burns’ drawing style among the footage from the trailer for the new animated horror/thriller anthology, Fear(s) of the Dark. Burns and five other “comic and graphic artists” — Burns, Blutch, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Richard McGuire” contribute to the flick:

from a besotted student whose girlfriend is weirdly ardent in her affections, to a Japanese schoolgirl menaced by a long-dead samurai, and a pack of hounds on a bloodthirsty rampage, Fear(s) has a story strand to trouble every sleep — not to mention a stunning range of animation styles. Shot in shimmering black and white, the six intertwined tales create an unprecedented epic where phobias and nightmares come to life and reveal Fear at its most naked and intense.

I love Burns’ art, but the CG technique looks stiff on his segment in a way that most of the others do not. In any case, this looks like a good, fun, spooky flick. Theaters will go Dark on October 24, 2008, just in time for Halloween. Now you know what to see instead of Saw V.

Posted on September 25, 2008 at 18:53 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Alison P
    on 2008-09-27 at 22:45

    I’m definitely looking forward to this and hope the audiences will reward the unique appeal of this film.

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