Synopsis

Spiders' legs brushing against naked skin…
Unexplainable noises heard at night in a dark bedroom…
A big empty house where you feel a presence…
A hypodermic needle getting closer and closer…
A dead thing trapped in a bottle of formaldehyde…
A huge growling dog, baring its teeth and staring…
So many scary moments we have experienced at some point in our lives – like the craftsmen of this journey straight to the land of fear.
Six of the worlds hottest graphic artists and cartoonists have breathed life into their nightmares, bleeding away colour only to retain the starkness of light and the pitch black of shadows.
Their intertwined stories make up an unprecedented epic where phobias, disgust and nightmares come to life and reveal Fear at its most naked and intense…
 

 
  Note on the film

Children are afraid of the dark but many adults also are!
Darkness prevents from seeing, and we can then persuade ourselves that we are surrounded by beasts, insects or any other malevolent creature.
In colloquial language, we talk about "dark ideas", "living in dark misery" or "having dark premonitions"…
This feeling of uneasiness can be traced back to the mists of time.

Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Jerry Kramsky, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire, Michel Pirus, Romain Slocombe,
went back to the origins of their terrors and agreed to animate their drawings and inspire them, each one in his unique style, with the rhythm of their nightmares.

Fear(s) of the dark is a feature film, with Etienne Robial as its art director.

On February 13th, 2008, in French movie theaters, you shall open the door of these fears of the dark. They will remind you of your owns, unless their fears become yours...
 

 
  The authors-directors

Blutch
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Charles Burns
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Marie Caillou
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Pierre di Sciullo
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Lorenzo Mattotti
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Richard McGuire
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  The script writers

Jerry Kramsky
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Michel Pirus
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Romain Slocombe
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Blutch
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Charles Burns
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Pierre di Sciullo
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  The artistic director

Etienne Robial
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  With the voices of

Aure Atika Guillaume Depardieu Nicole Garcia
Louisa Pili François Creton Christian Hecq
Arthur H    
 
 
  Original soundtracks

Laurent Perez del Mar Boris Gronemberger René Aubry
George Van Dam    
 
 
  The production

Valérie Schermann et Christophe Jankovic


In coproduction with


Philippe kauffmann et Vincent Tavier


Interview of the producers
extracted from the articles devoted to the film in 9ème Art #12, january 2006, Editions de l'An 2.

Prima Linea producers, Valérie Schermann and Christophe Jankovic are managing this crazy project in black and white.

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