Thursday, October 16, 2008

2 weeks to Halloween...

Here's a little something to tide you Edward Gorey-philes over until your annual Nightmare Before Christmas viewing (or, for that matter, until Coraline comes out in February): Fear(s) of the Dark, - which played Fantastic Fest last month, and plays the Chicago International Film Fest this weekend - opens wide next week.

Giving that other black-and-white, animated, French film a run for its money, Fear(s), a collaboration between a half-dozen renowned comic and graphic artists (among them, Charles Burns, whose work I've always felt could make a very cool transition into feature animation), weaves together several creepy stories into what Guillermo del Toro describes as a "thrilling, disturbing, and haunting" film. If that dude's endorsement doesn't qualify as a seal of scariness approval, I don't know what will...



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