Dark Waters (1993 film)
Dark Waters, AKA Dead Waters and "Temnye vody" (1993)
"Sometimes, evil lurks where you least expect it." A girl travels to an island after the death of her father to find out why he funded a monastery.
- Release Date: 1993
- Country/Language: Russia/Italy/UK, English and Russian with English subtitles
- Genres/Technical: Horror
- Setting: 1980s(?), a remote island monastery near Italy(?)
- Runtime: 1 hr 34 min
- Starring: Louise Salter, Venera Simmons, Mariya Kapnist
- Director: Mariano Baino
- Writer: Mariano Baino, Andy Bark
- Producer/Production Co: Paul Azov and Andy Bark
- View Trailer: (link)
- IMDb: (link)
- Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)
Not very "Lovecraftian", but there is a freakish god-monster-thing, a secret cult of nuns imprisoning it, a decrepit fishing village full of degenerate villagers, some sort of tome, a magic amulet or seal, and other elements that might be right at home in a Lovecraft story or pastiche, and the film does successfully ooze menace and atmosphere.
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
- Giovanni Susina from At the Mansions of Madness, (link) - "Lovecraftian Terror with Italian Horror Flair...."
- Brian M. Sammons at Innsmouth Free Press, (link) - "...While it only borrowed a few elements from H.P. Lovecraft, I did find this an enjoyable flick to watch...."
- Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Review (1/5 Stars) (link) - "Dark Waters is an exasperating film of pseudo-Goth poses whose overly plentiful imagery fails to mask a fundamental emptiness at its centre. It is no more than an amateurish production..."
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A girl travels to an island after the death of her father to find out why he funded a monastery.
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
Associated Mythos Elements
- Fiction: "The Shadow Over Innsmouth (fiction)" was supposedly an influence over this film.
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