MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,404 this week

Beneath Still Waters (2005)

3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 1,404 users  
Reviews: 42 user | 30 critic

In 1965, in Northern Spain, a dam will be built to bring progress to the location of Desbaria and the town of Marienbad is near to be completely flooded. Two boys, Teo and Luis, cross the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1231 titles
created 21 Aug 2011
 
a list of 712 titles
created 13 Jun 2012
 
a list of 4122 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 1528 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beneath Still Waters (2005)

Beneath Still Waters (2005) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beneath Still Waters.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Faust (2000)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A man sells his soul to the devil.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Mark Frost, Isabel Brook, Jennifer Rope
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Clint Howard, Neith Hunter, Tommy Hinkley
The Dentist (1996)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Michael Stadvec
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry
Society (1989)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from... See full summary »

Directors: Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Juan Fernández
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Milton Chassman
Stars: Charlotte Salt, Larry Hankin, Travis Wester
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: Robby Ertanto, Ray Nayoan, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Fauzi Baadila, Eva Celia Latjuba, Mike Muliadro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Phie Ambo, Shinji Aoyama, and 29 more credits »
Beverly Lane (Video 2010)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Beverly Lane follows a local metal company as they celebrate the retirement of their longtime boss with a "Coney Island" themed party. Bored & angry, the workers find themselves stuck with ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Hull
Stars: Jim O'Rear, Noah East, Raymond Kester
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael McKell ...
Dan Quarry
Raquel Meroño ...
Teresa Borgia
...
Clara Borgia
Patrick Gordon ...
Mordecai Salas
Manuel Manquiña ...
Luis
Pilar Soto ...
Susana
Diana Peñalver ...
Mrs. Martín
Ricard Borràs ...
Mayor Luca
Damià Plensa ...
Antonio
David Meca ...
Diver Sargent Eduardo
Carlos Castañón ...
Police Captain Keller
Josep Maria Pou ...
Julio Gambine
Omar Muñoz ...
Luis - 10 Years Old
Santiago Pasaglia ...
Teo (as Santiago Passaglia)
Eva Pont ...
Cult Member
Edit

Storyline

In 1965, in Northern Spain, a dam will be built to bring progress to the location of Desbaria and the town of Marienbad is near to be completely flooded. Two boys, Teo and Luis, cross the security boundary to play in the evacuated town and Teo listen to voices in the abandoned church. They find a group of strange people chained in the watered basement, Teo releases their leader Mordecai Salas and is killed by him. Forty years later, in the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of Debaria Dam, the teenager Antonio vanishes in the lake while swimming with his girlfriend Susana and their friend Clara Borgia. The police divers, with the support of the outsider cameraman journalist Dan Quarry that is filming the submerged Marienbad to write a matter about the town, try unsuccessfully to find the body. When eerie things happen in the spot, Dan and the local journalist and daughter of the builder of the dam Teresa Borgia disclose dark secrets about Marienbad, Salas and his evil cult of the... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear is rising.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexual content, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bajo aguas tranquilas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the city of Marienbad before it floods, the boys throw rocks at a poster for "El Rostro de la Bestia," which has credits for Paul Naschy and Brian Yuzna. There is no such movie, but Yuzna did direct Naschy in 'Rottweiler (2004)'. See more »

Goofs

One of the creatures trapped in the sunken city has its hand melted onto its face. In some shots it's the right hand, in others it's the left. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
David: I hate them!
See more »

Connections

Features El Cid (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

El Payaso
Written by Alfonso García, Valerio Beneras and Daniel Pelayo
Performed by El Retrato and Dirty Princess
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Still waters run . . . . shallow sometimes too.
18 May 2008 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

More typically barmy brilliant fun from Brian Yuzna in this movie about a flooded town, the curse contained within it and the effect it starts to have on the poor, unsuspecting locals trying to get on with their lives and one particular celebratory day.

There's really too much nonsense and ridiculousness to detail here so let me skip the in-depth analysis and get straight to the important stuff for genre fans. The cast is a very mixed bag (including, bizarrely enough, a minor British soap star in the male "hero" role) and the acting is generally quite bad but, if you're male, this is outweighed by the highly attractive women on screen most of the time. I was especially taken with Charlotte Salt as Clara, the young woman at the centre of a lot of unwanted attention. Then we have the FX work, which is excellent most of the time (well . . . . the practical work is, not so much the computer effects), supplying plenty of inventive gore and eye-popping atrocities. There's also some good underwater photography and a finale that throws in a number of bizarre horrors and even more bizarre sexual fetishes.

All in all, I really enjoyed it. Fans of Yuzna's work should definitely check this mad movie out.

See this if you like: Brian Yuzna, H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
THE MOST STUPID MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN!!! Chrixtian
Bad, Bad, Bad KurganNJ
Yuzna = hack? cinedude
another ripoff of a far superior Alan Moore comic book thekamisama
any other yuzna fans out there? goathead
sounds familiar StrawberryMint
Discuss Beneath Still Waters (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?