Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Ivan is behind the first English-language horror film ever made in Cuba, Havana Darkness. From Gravitas Ventures comes this U.S.-Bulgarian co-production filmed on location in New York and Havana. Loosely based on the manuscript penned by Ernest Hemingway, the film held its World Premiere at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival.
Written by Barry Keating, based on a story by Ivan, Loris Curci, and Magarditch Halvadjian, the film stars genre favorites Jack Dimich and Zach Rose, and video game star Carolina Ravassa of Overwatch.
“When Carlos comes into possession of a manuscript that he believes to have been written by the late, great Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Cuba, he embarks on a journey from New York City with his two close friends to the bustling Caribbean island in an attempt to prove the manuscripts’ authenticity. As he digs deeper into unlocking the mysteries behind the manuscript, he uncovers a section in the book that details a series of grizzly murders that took place many years ago during Hemingway’s time on the island, at a shadowy building nestled deep in the heart of the city. Venturing deep into the bowels of the abandoned structure in search of answers to the many questions posed by the manuscript, Carlos, John and Karen soon find themselves trapped inside the decrepit building, the entire place sealed off and booby-trapped with a series of lethal traps with one sole purpose in mind: stopping them from escaping its clutches alive. Carlos and his friends quickly realize that his discovery of the book was by no means an accident.”
Havana Darkness will be released just in time for Halloween, from Gravitas Ventures.