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Release Date:
26 May 2006 (Spain) See more »
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Fear is rising.
Plot:
In 1965, in Northern Spain, a dam will be built to bring progress to the location of Desbaria and the... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Mediocre terror picture from Fantastic Factory about weird events happen when a location is flooded See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael McKell ... Dan Quarry
Raquel Meroño ... Teresa Borgia

Charlotte Salt ... 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
Norberto Morán ... Cult Member
Hugo Mesa ... Cult Member
Esperanza De la Vega ... Cult Member
Antonio Portillo ... Roberto Borgia
María Borrego ... Camera Operator - Bea
Ricardo Birnbaum ... Sound Recordist - Nacho
Mansueto Manel ... Policeman Beto
Ignacio Sánchez ... Policeman González
Maria Briones ... Luca's Secretary
Aparicio Rivero ... Antonio's Father
Fanny Castro ... Antonio's Mother
Paco Hidalgo ... Diver Lieutenant Ruso
David Pinilla ... Paramedic
Marina Durán ... Salas' Driver
Alejandro De Nova ... David
Gara Muñoz ... Samantha
Juan Orozco ... Young Roberto Borgia
Carmela Quijano ... Scared Girl
Begoña Cadilus ... Woman Giving Birth

Javier Botet ... Humanoid
Marta Vegas ... Humanoid
Yasmin Elias ... Dirty Princess
Nico Baixas ... Party Lead
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fanny de Castro
Nikki Schiller ... Dirty Princess
Axelle Carolyn ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Yuzna 
 
Writing credits
Matthew Costello (novel "Beneath Still Waters")

Mike Hostench (screenplay) &
Ángel Sala (screenplay)

Produced by
Kwesi Dickson .... co-producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Teresa Gefaell .... line producer
José Luis Jiménez .... line producer
Stephen Margolis .... co-executive producer
Antonia Nava .... co-executive producer
Brian Yuzna .... creative producer
Brian Yuzna .... producer
 
Original Music by
Zacarías M. de la Riva 
 
Cinematography by
Johnny Yebra 
 
Film Editing by
Nicolas Chaudeurge 
 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
 
Production Design by
Balter Gallart 
 
Art Direction by
Balter Gallart 
 
Makeup Department
Almudena Fonseca .... makeup artist
Esther Ponte .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mariano Liwski .... post-production supervisor
Jesús L. Pérez Villar .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis M. Cordero .... third assistant director (as Luis Cordero)
Mariano Liwski .... second unit director
Txarly Llorente .... first assistant director
Pablo Ruiz .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
D.H. Covey .... storyboard artist
Jorge de Soto .... props
Rubén Delgado .... props
Boris Fernández .... props
Daniel Izar de la Fuente .... props
Domingo Merino .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Justine Angus .... sound effects editor
Adele Fletcher .... sound effects editor
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Blair Jollands .... sound designer
Álvaro López-Arregui .... sound recordist
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Peña .... boom operator
Kath Pollard .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Price .... dialogue supervisor
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Robert Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
Lauren Ana Walker .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
David Ambit .... special effects
Óscar Aparicio .... special effects
Pedro Raúl de Diego .... special makeup effects
José Ramón Molina Jr. .... special effects technician
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects coordinator
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects
Pedro Rodríguez .... special effects makeup
Raúl Romanillos .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gonzalo Carrión .... cg supervisor
Ramón Cervera .... digital compositor
Pilar Cienfuegos .... digital compositor
Daniel de Madrid .... digital compositor
David Fernández Girón .... cgi operator
Gabriel García .... digital compositor
Iñaki Gil .... visual effects artist
Ezequiel Larrú .... digital effects artist
Mariano Liwski .... visual effects supervisor
Marcos Onaindia .... visual effects supervisor
Miguel Pablo .... digital compositor
Saúl Rodríguez .... digital compositor
Gabriel G. Roy .... digital compositor
Telson S.L. .... post-production visual effects
 
Stunts
Pablo Casillas .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luismi Fernández Aparicio .... second assistant camera
Torquil Fleming-Boyd .... Steadicam operator
Torquil Fleming-Boyd .... camera operator
José Manuel Herrero .... underwater camera operator
Francisco Izaguirre .... lighting technician
Saúl Oliveira .... second assistant camera
Anselmo Villalba .... key grip
 
Animation Department
David de Winter .... title sequence animator
 
Casting Department
Steve Daly .... casting: UK
Luci Lenox .... casting: UK
 
Editorial Department
Chema Alba .... scanning and film recording
Eva Alonso .... post-production coordinator
Alex Fenn .... assistant editor: avid
Elsa Fernández .... assistant editor
Noelia Gorrón .... post-production director
Enrique Jiménez .... colorist
Nuria López .... scanning and film recording
María Martín .... post-production coordinator
Michael Nollet .... additional editor
Verónica Pérez .... scanning and film recording
Francisco Román .... post-production coordinator
Silvia Torralba .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Claudio Ianni .... orchestrator
Reyn Ouwehand .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Moresco Alessandra .... production coordinator
Ramón Alonso .... production assistant
Carlos Cabero .... assistant director
David de Winter .... title designer
Rubén Gómez .... production assistant
Helena Moreno Núñez .... development executive
Alessandra Moresco .... production coordinator
Anna Oms .... documentation
Richard Raaphorst .... title designer
Mathieu Robinet .... assistant production coordinator
Martin Samper .... making-of
Martin Samper .... marketing and promotion
Elena Serra .... development executive
Elisa Sirvent .... production coordinator
Ursi Van der Herten .... assistant: Brian Yuzna
 
Thanks
Axelle Carolyn .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexual content, nudity and some language
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92 min
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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:
Continuity: 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!
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre terror picture from Fantastic Factory about weird events happen when a location is flooded, 3 September 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

The picture packs thrills, chills , terror and lots of blood and gore . Horror and fantasy based on a novel "Beneath Still Waters" by Matthew Costello with screenplay by Angel Sala , though partially inspired by the master H.P. Lovecraft . A forgotten legend lives again , half a century ago they thought they had buried this horror forever. But you can't kill what was never really alive . And the massive stone walls of the Dam must soon burst and what was an incredible myth, will become a deadly reality . Everyone's been evacuated - just the church, the homes, the abandoned shops remain . Only the eerie buildings...still hiding secrets that no one suspects . The two boys walk through the doomed ghost town . But the boys discover that the town isn't quite deserted . Time passes, and the whispered secrets of the town have been long forgotten. But now, fifty years after vanishing, the sunken town comes alive again. A boy vanishes swimming on a moonlit night while his girlfriend Susana (Pilar Soto) and their friend Clara (Charlotte Salt) looks on . Meanwhile , a cameraman diver Dan Quarry (Michael McKell) is shooting the submerged Marienbad and a TV reporter (Raquel Meroño) discovers ancient secrets .

"Beneath Still Waters¨ tells an incredible story of terror , monster killers and including fantastic touches . B-entertainment with a fairly suspenseful and horrifying story about an old fanatic cult , an evil being and his followers . As it packs horror , suspense , plot-twists , tension , chills , guts , thrills with sensationalistic scenes . This tale about a journalist mother and daughter of the builder of the dam played by Raquel Meroño , her daughter performed by Charlotte Salt and a diver acted by Michael McKell , all of them are involved into a twisted as well as terrifying intrigue begins well and grows more and more until a downbeat finale . Spanish secondary cast is pretty good but frankly wasted playing ridiculous roles , there appears notorious actors , such as Manuel Manquiña , Jose Maria Pou and Diana Peñalver who starred the Peter Jackson classic titled ¨Braindead¨. The film contains tension , thriller , drama , mystery , twists and shocks , including decent scares with tense sequences especially in its final part , in a unexpected denouement . There is a homage to Jacinto Molina when in the city of Marienbad before it floods , the boys throw rocks at posters for ¨Creature from the Black Lagoon¨ or ¨La Mujer y Monstruo¨ and "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)'. The flick was finely produced by the chairman of Filmax and Castelao Productions , Julio Fernandez who along with his brother Carlos Fernandez are two successful producers and experts on Horror genre , producers of hits as ¨The machinist¨ ,¨ Fragiles¨, ¨Darkness¨, ¨Rec 1¨, ¨Rec 2¨ , ¨Rec 3¨ and many others . Good makeup on the freakish half-human creatures . Passable images about the sunk village and dam explosion , both of them are made by means of computer generator . Colorful cinematography by Johnny Yebra filmed on location in Boadilla del Monte, Navas del Rey and Pelayos De la Presa, Madrid, Spain .

The motion picture was regularly directed by Brian Yuzna ,a gore and guts expert director (Faust, Dentist 1,2 , Society, Bride Reanimator). Often uses harsh, bright lighting and soft blue hues in his movies . Brian Yuzna along with Stuart Gordon are important American filmmakers expert on terror cinema , both of whom working for Castelao , Fantastic Factory or Filmax . Rating : Average but some moment entertaining.

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