SpectreVision, the busy genre-focused production company from Elijah Wood and directors Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, has announced its next horror film project: director Jorge Michel Grau’s “Curse the Darkness” will begin shooting in late October in Louisiana. SpectreVision calls it an “anthropological horror film.” Here’s the synopsis:
The film builds “on the real-world history of chemically-induced slavery widely practiced by plantation owners around the Haitian Revolution of 1803. Set against the modern day backdrop of undocumented workers laboring in the Louisiana sugarcane fields, the story is a terrifying look at the systematic exploitation of the labor force by large corporate entities, as well as a portrait of the plight of undocumented workers in the United States.”
Accomplished director Jorge Michel Grau, who will adapt Brandon Maurice Williams’ screenplay, directed the 2010 Mexican original “We Are What We Are,” the domestic cannibal horror film eventually remade by Jim Mickle in 2013. Zodiac Features will fund and co-produce “Curse the Darkness,” along with producers Wood, Noah and Waller.