3.8/10
1,575
43 user 32 critic

Beneath Still Waters (2005)

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 »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rottweiler (2004)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Dante travels across a desolate, futuristic Spain in search of his girlfriend, Ula. He is pursued by a bloodthirsty, cybernetic Rottweiler.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: William Miller, Irene Montalà, Paulina Gálvez
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Verdi Solaiman, Mohammad Aditya, Steven Baray
Progeny (1998)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Jillian McWhirter, Brad Dourif
Faust (2000)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A man sells his soul to the devil in order to gain superpowers and avenge the brutal death of his girlfriend. When he realizes that the price is the soul of his new love interest, he turns on the devil.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Mark Frost, Isabel Brook, Jennifer Rope
Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Corbin Bernsen
Tamara (2005)
Horror | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Tamara, an unattractive girl, who is picked on by her peers returns after her death as a sexy seductress to exact revenge.

Director: Jeremy Haft
Stars: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Katie Stuart, Chad Faust
The Children (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

Director: Tom Shankland
Stars: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield
The Dentist 2 (1998)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette
Sharknado 2: The Second One (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Fin and April are on their way to New York, until a Category 7 Hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges and deadly Sharknadoes.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox
Zombeavers (2014)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

Director: Jordan Rubin
Stars: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 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
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Luis (10 Years Old)
Santiago Pasaglia ...
Teo (as Santiago Passaglia)
Eva Pont ...
Cult Member
...
Cult Member
Hugo Mesa ...
Cult Member
Esperanza De la Vega ...
Cult Member
Patrick Gordon ...
Mordecai Salas
...
Antonio Portillo ...
Roberto Borgia
Pilar Soto ...
Susana
Damià Plensa ...
Antonio
...
Dan Quarry
Raquel Meroño ...
Teresa Borgia
María Borrego ...
Camera Operator - Bea
...
Sound Recordist - Nacho
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:

October 2005 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bajo aguas tranquilas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Spain)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 5 mins) 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

References La monja (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

El Payaso
Written by Alfonso García, Valerio Veneras (as 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?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?