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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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Probably one of the best horror films of the 1990s 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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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Probably one of the best horror films of the 1990s, 27 December 2000
Author: rundbauchdodo from Zürich, Switzerland

This extremely stylish and unique horror film is undoubtedly a must-see for every true horror fan - but also for every film admirer in general. "Dark Waters" (released in the U.S. as "Dead Waters") offers everything one might expect from an Italian director: Beautifully shot sequences, uncanny settings, some relentlessly violent moments and a creepy, thoroughly tantalizing atmosphere. Not to forget the disturbing plot that leaves room for various interesting analyses.

Especially remarkable is the fact that there is very few dialogue. This makes the whole film an even more intriguing and breathtaking experience. The story takes place in a convent on a Ukrainian island, which gives gifted director Baino a lot of space to increase the ever mounting tension as the plot unfolds. Another interesting fact that makes this movie unique is that the important characters are all women; men seem to have no importance without at least one woman, or they die quickly.

By the way this gem was a British-Russian co-production (before the Ukraine became independent), so there was (officially) no Italian money involved.

I can't understand the IMDb-users who smashed this masterpiece in their comments - they must have seen another film or expected something much more banal. Come on folks: This is high art in the tradition of Mario Bava and Dario Argento!

Certainly one of the best Italian films of the 1990s, probably one of the best horror films of that decade at all. Rating: 9 out of 10.

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