Mexican Horror Fairytale TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID by Issa López Opens Soon in U.S. Theaters


The Mexican film Tigers are not Alone / Vuelven by Issa López, winner of the Best Director Award at Fantastic Fes, is coming to U.S. theaters this August by the hand of distribution company Shudder. The haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, opens on Wednesday, August 21 at the IFC Center in New York City, and a couple of days later at the Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, the Alamo Drafthouse LA, the Laemmle Noho, Laemmle Playhouse and Laemmle Monica Film Center in Los Angeles.

Hailed by Guillermo del Toro as “compassionate and mesmerizing… an unsparing blend of fantasy and brutality, innocence and evil,” Tigers Are not Afraid follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.