Last month Midnightober movies took over, and I made new horror friends on Shudder’s #61DaysofHalloween. We watched so many movies, some great, some good, and some that left me blinking in confusion…or laughing. We now return to my normal live-tweet, and this month’s movie Tigers are Not Afraid. Time for the return of…

My brain rejects the idea of one movie a month, but I might get more done when not glued to the screen. I chose a dark one this month, a heavy topic, but hopefully with a bit of magic to give us hope. For good horror offers hope.

Described on Shudder as: 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. 

The 2017 film, directed by Mexican writer and director Issa Lopez, explores the real horror of the world of drug cartels and the children trapped there, trying to survive and learning to be strong. A bit of a fairytale mixed with some creepy fantasy, I’ve heard good things about this one.

Movies that tackle life changing moments tend to be my favorites, especially ones with kids. Children feel life so much more and deal with emotions and events on a deeper level. Small, but mighty, don’t count out the younger people of the world to save themselves and it. When pulled into the dark part of society, children will survive.

Join me Friday, November 20th at 9 EST on Twitter. Bring blankets and snacks and tune into #MidnightSocietyMovieNight and #TigersAreNotAfraid. Be prepared to have your heartstrings tugged and, possibly, cut and for lingering nightmares about the true horrors of the world.

Cheers and nightmares,

Kathy