Touting itself as the fist English language horror film to be shot in Cuba, Guillermo Iván's Havana Darkness is looking to make a big impression on buyers at EFM in Berlin in the new year. Iván directed, wrote and stars in his own film. Still in post production, we were sent a trailer from one of the production companies, Open Frames, for you viewing enjoyment.
When historian Carlos Carrasco comes into possession of a manuscript that he believes to have been written by the late, great Ernest Hemmingway during his stay in Havana, Cuba, he embarks on a journey from New York City with his two close friends, John and Karen, 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 hideous murders that took place many years ago during Hemmingway’s time on the island at a shadowy building nestled deep in the heart of the city known as the Murder House.
It looks like gruesome stuff that treads along the familiar paths. Travellers venture into a foreign land and run afoul of some very bad people. I say, what do you expect when you go looking for a place called the Murder House, huh?
One day we shall see what Iván did in Havana Darkness to make it stand out from the rest. Below is a lengthy synopsis for the film followed by the trailer.
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