The Darkness

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 100 Minutes
  • Mexico
  • Language: Spanish

The Earth has stopped spinning and days have stopped passing by. One toxic, dense fog covers the forest immersed in eternal twilight.

Argel has spent his life, with his two siblings, locked inside the basement of an old cabin. They believe that a wild beast wanders in the forest’s depths. When his older brother mysteriously disappears, Argel undertakes a quest which will cause him to break the order and the rules with which he has grown up.

Little by little he will discover the darkest secrets and mysteries that both his father and the forest hide.

Director: Daniel Castro Zimbron

Screenwriter: Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Denis Languérand, David Pablos

Production Company: FOPROCINE, Varios Lobos, Zoología Fantástica



2016: Etrange Festival, Opening Film , France

Warsaw Film Festival, international competition , Poland

SITGES, Official Fantastic, Special Sessions

Chicago Film Festival, After Dark, United States

Cast and Crew

DOP / Camera: Diego García

Editor: Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Natalia López, Yulene Olaizola

Music: Carlo Ayhllon

Sound: José Miguel Enriquez

Producer: Pablo Zimbrón Alva

Cast: Brontis Jodorowsky, Aliocha Sotnikoff, Camila Robertson Glennie, Fernando Álvarez Rebeil


Daniel Castro Zimbron

Mexican director, editor and storyboard artist. Born in 1983 in Mexico City. He studied at Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica film school, where his achievements led him to receive the highest honor
awarded by the institution,
the Summa Cum Laude. He has made several short films.
He has also directed two documentary series for television. He also works as an editor and is a storyboard teacher. In 2012
he made his first feature film “Táu”, which was presented in the WFF’s 1-2 Competition. “The Darkness” is his second feature.

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