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Release Date:
1993 (Russia) See more »
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Sometimes, evil lurks where you least expect it.
Plot:
A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Genuinely Creepy See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Louise Salter ... Elizabeth
Venera Simmons ... Sarah
Mariya Kapnist ... Mother Superior (as Maria Kapnist)
Lubov Snegur ... Mother Superior's Assistant
Alvina Skarga ... Old Blind Woman
Valeriy Bassel ... Fisherman
Pavel Sokolov ... Boat Owner
Anna Rose Phipps ... Theresa
Tanya Dobrovolskaya ... Elizabeth as a Child
Valeriy Kopaev ... Priest
Ludmila Marufova ... Nun
Kristina Spivak ... Sarah as a Child
Nadezhda Trimasova ... Crucified Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgiy Drozd
Sergey Rugens

Directed by
Mariano Baino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mariano Baino  writer
Andy Bark  (as Andrew M. Bark)

Produced by
Paul Azov .... co-executive producer
Andy Bark .... associate producer (as Andrew M. Bark)
Nigel Dali .... associate producer
Svetlana Polyarush .... executive producer
Igor Trimasov .... executive producer
Victor Zuev .... producer
 
Original Music by
Igor Clark 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Howe 
 
Film Editing by
Mariano Baino 
Rick Littler 
 
Casting by
Ekaterina Kondrateva (Odessa)
 
Production Design by
Ivan Pulenko 
 
Set Decoration by
Nadezhda Lyubarskaya 
Tanya Tokareva 
 
Costume Design by
Antonina Petrova 
 
Makeup Department
Mariano Baino .... special makeup
Hayden Hewitt .... additional makeup
Lyudmila Kubalskaya .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ekatarina Kondrateva .... first assistant director
Natalya Yakovleva .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Oleg Galkin .... set constructor
Sergei Konorezov .... painter (as Sergey Konorezov)
Aleksandr Kravchenko .... property master
N. Psheninchninkova .... propman
Lyudmila Romashko .... painter (as L. Romanshko)
Sergei Stasev .... construction manager: Crimea
V. Tunyk .... painter
Dimitri Yakunin .... painter
 
Sound Department
Clive Martin .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Richard Field .... special effects
David Mundin .... special effects
 
Stunts
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Igor Baru .... key grip
Steve Brooke Smith .... additional camera operator (as Steven Brooke-Smith)
Steve Brooke Smith .... focus puller (as Steven Brooke-Smith)
Peter Field .... camera operator
Aleksei Glukhov .... assistant camera (as Alexey Glukhov)
Aleksandr Karpenyuk .... grip (as Alexander Karpenuk)
Yevgeni Kekh .... gaffer (as Eugeniy Kekh)
Peter Kononenko .... best boy
Valeriy Kozelov .... assistant camera
Mark Milsome .... camera operator
Sergei Novikov .... assistant camera (as Sergey Novikov)
Aleksandr Votinov .... assistant camera (as Alex Votinov)
Pavel Zinovchuk .... assistant camera (as Pavel Zinovchuck)
 
Casting Department
Marilyn Baino .... casting: London
 
Other crew
Rick Littler .... continuity
E. Timofeeva .... lead prop man
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Temnye vody" - Russia (original title)
"Dead Waters" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:94 min | USA:89 min (director's cut)
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Certification:
UK:18 | USA:R | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)
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Referenced in In the Belly of the Beast (2001)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Genuinely Creepy, 30 November 2003
Author: Gafke from United States

This is not an easy movie to track down, but if you can find it, grab it.

Dark Waters (aka Dead Waters) is a great example of how atmosphere alone can make a movie work. The plot is a little confusing but trust me, you will not care. This movie is a nightmare to rival any that H.P. Lovecraft wrote down.

On a remote island in the Black Sea, there is a convent, a primitive stone fortress without electricity, virtually cut off from the rest of the world. The island is a grim, unlovely place, seemingly made up of stones and dead fish with nary a palm tree in sight. Our young heroine Elizabeth arrives on this island alone. Elizabeth is an orphan; her mother died in childbirth and her father has recently passed away. Elizabeth now wants to know why he had spent his life secretly sending good amounts of money to the convent. The nuns, a grim and sour looking lot, (not so very different from most Catholic nuns I have known) led by a blind and gravel-voiced Mother Superior, give her no straight answers, but allow Elizabeth to stay with them for the time being. Elizabeth begins having horrific nightmares, and this is where the movie really succeeds in frightening its viewers. The nightmares are truly terrifying, particularly the one in which a crucified SOMETHING approaches the camera as though on a track, opens its mouth and simply emits the most hideous, inhuman howl ever heard. It sounds like a long lost beast stuck in a tar pit, and gave me the creeped out shivers for days afterwards.

Elizabeth is befriended by a young, sweet tempered nun named Sarah, who tries to help her escape from the island. But of course, there is no escape. The answers she came looking for at the convent are all there, and too late, she learns that some things are better unknown. The truth about her birth, her mother and her identity come out in a shocking (and, unfortunately, somewhat rushed) finale with a twist that I truly had not seen coming...and I thought I'd seen them all. The only complaint I had? I wanted to see more of the monster. The glimpse I got of it showed me a bug eyed, razor mouthed THING straight out of a Lovecraftian primordial soup. But it didn't last nearly long enough.

This is a good, creepy film to watch with all the lights off, if you dare. It may move too slow for some, but if you like genuinely spooky films, lots of dark, rainy atmosphere and the cold, slimy unknown, you'll like this one.

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