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A.k.a.
Dark Water
Year
2002
Runtime
101 min.
Director
Hideo Nakata
Genres
Drama, Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
21,679
Checks
2,370
Favs
95
Dislikes
27
Favs/checks
4.0% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Dark Water, by the director of Ringu, follows a newly-divorced woman trying to hold on to the custody of her small daughter when she moves into a water-logged apartment building haunted by a dead girl. I wouldn't say there's much of a mystery - it's pretty obvious what might have happened, and we're usually many steps ahead of the characters. Though it gets a bit more monstery in the third act, I wouldn't exactly call it terrifying, so as a horror picture, it's a little tepid. But it does work as a supernatural drama/tragedy where the water has metaphorical ties to placental fluids, about a vulnerable woman afraid of losing her daughter to a cold, antagonistic ex-husband. Or perhaps she must realize her own anxiety and depression are actually what puts her daughter at risk. While some people will indeed find it scary, perhaps in a more profound way, I am content with it being an atmospheric, hallucinatory family drama. 1 year 4 months ago
  2. tylerdurden's avatar

    tylerdurden

    great atmospheric film that packs an emotional punch. 4 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #216 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  2. This movie ranks #262 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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