Courtesy of Shudder

Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, revealed a brand new trailer for the upcoming film from writer/director Issa López, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID. The film will be out in theaters in the U.S. and Canada on August 23rd.

A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, 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 Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID has won wide acclaim during a festival run that began at Austin’s renowned Fantastic Fest, where López won Best Horror Director, and has gone on to win over 50 additional awards at other festivals. In its native Mexico, the film was nominated for ten Ariel Awards with two wins, and received nine Diosas de Plata nominations with three wins.  Furthermore, the film has garnered praise from masters of the genre including Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman.

Shudder will release TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID on August 23rd, 2019 in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto via theatrical partner Variance Films, with an expansion to follow in September, prior to the film’s debut on Shudder.

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is written and directed by Issa López, and produced by Marco Polo Constandse Córdova.

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