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Dark Water (2002)
"Honogurai mizu no soko kara" (original title)

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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hitomi Kuroki ...
Rio Kanno ...
Mirei Oguchi ...
Asami Mizukawa ...
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Kunio Hamada
Yu Tokui ...
Isao Yatsu ...
Shigemitsu Ogi ...
Kishida (Yoshimi's lawyer)
Maiko Asano ...
Yukiko Ikari ...
Shinji Nomura ...
Kiriko Shimizu ...
Teruko Hanahara ...
Old Lady (twin, elder)
Youko Yasuda ...
Old Lady (twin, younger)
Kono Tarou Suwa ...
Old Lady (twin, younger)
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After winning a custody battle for her daughter, Yoshimi tries to make a new start. The apartment she moves into seems perfect at first. Soon though, strange things begin happening. Huge water stains appear on the ceiling and drip constantly, more liquid oozing into the rooms every day. She calls the landlord in but he refuses to do anything about it. A child's red bag shows up in odd places and soon the child herself starts appearing. Yoshimi then discovers the origin of the ghost... Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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From The Creators of Japan's Acclaimed RINGU, Inspiration for the hit phenomenon THE RING


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Rated PG-13 for terror and disturbing situations | See all certifications »

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19 January 2002 (Japan)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£34,978 (UK) (6 June 2003)

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£34,978 (UK) (6 June 2003)
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When everyone is up on the roof examining the water tower, a flap of cloth or pant leg can be seen at the top of the ladder. This could be something attached to the tower, but later when she climbs it by herself and we see the whole thing, no such cloth is visible. See more »

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Can't sleep because of this movie so I write a review.
18 March 2003 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I like these flicks. Very slow in the beginning, very creepy in the end. Of course there are similarities between 'Dark Water' and 'Ringu' but who cares if you enjoy the movie. If we can learn one thing from both movies is that children are scary. People refer to 'The Shining' when reviewing this film and whenever I think of that movie I think of children... the twin sisters... scary!

Personally I think this movie is more a 'Kramer vs Kramer meets The Changeling' instead of a 'Ringu revisited' or 'The Shining' rip off.

I agree with people who say that after 'Ringu' a lot of bad horror movies followed from asia (e.g. kakashi, tomei) but this is NOT one of them. It scared the hell out of me! So far the best 3 asia horror movies I've seen: The Eye, Ringu and this one Dark Water. Hope to enjoy more movies like these.


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