Issa López’s Mesmerising Tigers Not Afraid Getting A Home Release

It premiered at Glasgow FrightFest  during the beast from the east in 2018, then released originally on Shudder. Lauded by horror royalty Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King, Issa López’s critically acclaimed Tigers Are Not Afraid is finally getting it’s UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital release in August.

The upcoming release marks the second release for Acorn Media International that comes was a Shudder and Frightfest release. Last month we learned about Bryan Bertino‘s The Dark And The Wicked which was released earlier in July.

This  harrowing and enthralling film is set amid life in Mexico where the cartel wars are part of everyday life and is shown through the eyes of innocent children.

Drawing comparisons to Pans Labyrinth with its dark fairytale nature, and combining real life horror with fantasy, Tigers Are Not Afraid captivates and shocks its audience with its young cast bringing the tale to life. Critically acclaimed at international film festivals, and with beguiling performances from Juan Ramón López in his feature debut and Paola Lara in the lead role makes the movie all the more terrifying and poignant.


Estella (Paolo Lara) lives in Mexico where a sprawling drug war is raging. When a harrowing shooting takes place near her school, her teacher passes her three pieces of chalk capable of granting three wishes. When she returns home, she finds her Mum missing, taken by the drug lords. Using one of the wishes, she’s plunged into a supernatural misadventure. Forced to join a street gang to get answers, and take down the cartel, will Estella be
able to find out what happened to her mum and defeat the villainous crime boss Chino?

Tigers Are Not Afraid is a not to-be missed stunningly original piece of filmmaking that shines a light on the
shocking lives of children embroiled in the cartel wars, set against a thrilling supernatural fantasy.

Special bonus features:
• Director’s Commentary
• The Making of Tigers Are Not Afraid
• Deleted Scenes
• Casting Sessions

Tigers Are Not Afraid will get it’s  UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on 23rd August 2021 courtesy of Acorn Media International.