"The best horror movie of 2019. A brilliant, dark fable, wonderfully honest, powerful and endlessly creative." THRILLIST
Release Date: 8/21/19
Director: Issa López
Starring: Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Hanssel Casillas
Running Time: 83 min
Rating: not rated
Synopsis: 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.
Variance partnered with Shudder to provide full marketing and theatrical distribution services, crafted new marketing assets, sourced and managed PR, and drove the film to a gross of over $180,000 in 93 engagements despite a shortened 30-day window to streaming.