Three Days of Darkness

  • 81'
  • Philippines
  • 2008
It was said of the most productive Dutch novelist Simon Vestdijk that he could write faster than God could read. You could say of Khavn that he makes films faster than God can watch. In his speed and productivity, Khavn made Three Days of Darkness twice: the first time with young actresses and afterwards (this film) with more experienced ones in all respects. So it's a remake of his own film. And the remake is better - or maybe the remake is the original.
The background for the film was borrowed from a text from the New Testament book of Revelations, the mystical and apocalyptic predictions by the apostle John. When the day of divine revenge comes, three days of darkness will fall over the earth. When three women are together in what is undoubtedly a haunted house, the lights fail during the divine storm. Demons emerge in all kinds of forms in the darkness. Fear, yet strikingly also enjoyment, overwhelms the women. This is the start of strange, bloodcurdling and erotic events. The film does not only borrow its inspiration from horror films, but also from porn. As the end approaches, apparently unbridled powers break free; the women surrender themselves entirely to their lusts.
In the Philippines, the censor had no words to describe the alleged filth. However, supporters immediately hailed the film as a cult classic. (GjZ)

Director
Khavn
Country of production
Philippines
Production Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
81'
Medium
Mini DV PAL
Original title
Tatlong araw ng kadiliman
Languages
Filipino, Japanese, English, Spanish, Cebuano
Producer
Khavn
Production Company
Filmless Films
Sales
Filmless Films
Screenplay
Aloy Adlawan, Khavn de la Cruz
Cinematography
Albert Banzon
Editor
Lawrence S. Ang
Production Design
Jeck Cogama
Sound Design
Corinne De San Jose, Mark Locsin, Arvie Bartolome
Music
Khavn de la Cruz
Cast
Katya Santos, Gwen Garci