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Dark Water -- A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.
Dark Water -- A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.

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Writers (WGA):
Kôji Suzuki (novel)
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This Season, The Mystery Of The Darkness Will Consume Your Life See more »
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A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Gives the original a nice dousing of reality. See more (406 total) »

Cast

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Jennifer Connelly ... Dahlia

John C. Reilly ... Mr. Murray

Tim Roth ... Jeff Platzer

Dougray Scott ... Kyle

Pete Postlethwaite ... Veeck

Camryn Manheim ... Teacher

Ariel Gade ... Ceci

Perla Haney-Jardine ... Natasha / Young Dahlia

Debra Monk ... Young Dahlia's Teacher

Linda Emond ... Mediator

Bill Buell ... Mediator
J.R. Horne ... Man in Train
Elina Löwensohn ... Dahlia's Mother

Warren Belle ... UPS Man
Alison Sealy-Smith ... Supervisor

Simon Reynolds ... Man in Elevator

Kate Hewlett ... Teacher's Aide

Jennifer Baxter ... Mary

Diego Fuentes ... Night Doorman
Zoe Heath ... Natasha's Mother

Craig muMs Grant ... Platzer's Backseat Client (as muMs)
Matthew Lemche ... Steve (as Matt Lemche)
Edward Kennington ... Billy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jane Aronds ... School Girl (uncredited)

Ismael Peter Casillas III ... School Student (uncredited)

Marshall Factora ... Mr. Bernstein (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Salles 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kôji Suzuki (novel "Honogurai Mizu No Soko Kara")

Hideo Nakata (film Honogurai mizu no soko kara) and
Takashige Ichise (film Honogurai mizu no soko kara) (as Taka Ichise)

Rafael Yglesias (screenplay)

Produced by
Doug Davison .... producer
Kerry Foster .... associate producer
Ashley Kramer .... executive producer
Roy Lee .... producer
Bill Mechanic .... producer
Todd Y. Murata .... production executive
Diana Pokorny .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
 
Cinematography by
Affonso Beato 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Rezende 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Tina Gerussi 
Kelli Lerner 
Carole Tarlington 
 
Production Design by
Thérèse DePrez 
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
Andrew M. Stearn 
 
Set Decoration by
Nick Evans 
Clive Thomasson 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Wilkinson 
 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... key hair stylist
Sylvain Cournoyer .... key makeup artist
Tina Earnshaw .... makeup artist: Ms. Connelly
Wayne Herndon .... hair stylist: Ms. Connelly
Lori Hicks .... key makeup artist: New York
Laurel Kelly .... hair stylist: Ms. Connelly, additional photography
Elisa Marsh .... key makeup artist: additional photography
Loretta Nero .... key hair stylist: additional photography
Lydia Pensa .... assistant hair stylist
John Quaglia .... key hair stylist: New York (as John D. Quaglia)
Gordon J. Smith .... special makeup effects artist (as Gord Smith)
Julia Valente .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Amy Herman .... unit production manager
Andrea Isaacs .... production supervisor: additional photography
Lyn Lucibello .... unit production manager
Graham Stumpf .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Boem .... first assistant director: insert unit
Jack Boem .... third assistant director
Bruno Bryniarski .... second assistant director
J.L. Crosbie .... trainee assistant director: insert unit
Gianna DeGiulio .... dga trainee
David Hallinan .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Dave Hallinan)
Devin Hillier .... third assistant director
Dylan Hopkins .... first assistant director: second unit
Dylan Hopkins .... second second assistant director: New York
Agnieszka Kroskowska .... assistant director: cast (as Agnieszka Poninska)
Agnieszka Kroskowska .... trainee assistant director (as Agnieszka Poninska)
Amy Lynn .... second assistant director: New York
Stephanie P. O'Brien .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Stephanie O'Brien)
Neesha Patki .... trainee assistant director
John Sauvé .... third assistant director
Bradley Tagieff .... trainee assistant director
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
Adam T. Weisinger .... second second assistant director: New York
 
Art Department
Darleen Abbott .... construction accountant
David Best .... graphic designer
Rudy Braun .... set designer
Cameron S. Brooke .... key scenic artist
Robert C. Brooke .... lead scenic artist
Gary Cergol .... art department coordinator
Peter DeCurtis .... set dresser
David DiCorpo .... assistant head carpenter
Britt Doughty .... trainee assistant art director
Marc Fisichella .... production designer: additional scenes
Beth Gilinsky .... art coordinator
Paul Greenberg .... graphic designer
J. Ryan Halpenny .... assistant art director
Chris Hanson .... scenic laborer
Jennifer Jacobsen .... set decoration buyer
Max MacDonald .... assistant art director
John Mackenzie .... construction coordinator
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
Anthony Munafo Jr. .... on-set dresser
Julio Palma .... set dresser
Joseph Proscia .... leadman
Victor 'Chikko' Quon .... assistant head painter
Vic Rigler .... property master
Dave Rosa .... head painter
Rodney Rosene .... set dresser: re-shoot
Jennifer Santucci .... art department assistant
Michael Shocrylas .... set designer
Jeff Smith .... art department apprentice
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter
Grant Van Der Slagt .... set designer
Danielle Webb .... set dressing fabricator
Jessica Panuccio .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
David Bach .... adr supervisor
Michael Barosky .... sound mixer
Javier Bennassar .... foley editor (as Javier Bennasar)
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects editor
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor (as Jed Dodge)
Rickley W. Dumm .... first assistant sound editor
Brian Dunlop .... adr recordist
Russell Farmarco .... dialogue editor (as Russ Farmarco)
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
Glen Gauthier .... production sound mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor (as Lew Goldstein)
Paul Hackner .... assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Shawn Holden .... sound mixer: additional photography
Xavier Horan .... assistant sound editor
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor (as Bob Jackson)
Patricio A. Libenson .... additional audio recordist (as Patricio Libenson)
Patrick Martens .... boom operator: additional photography
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Henrique Rezende .... special sound effects
Scott Sanders .... additional sound designer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Cameron Steenhagen .... adr editor
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Roland N. Thai .... sound effects editor (as Roland Thai)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Dennis Twitty .... sound assistant
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound effects editor
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
James Wright .... consultant: Dolby film sound (as Jim Wright)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Dan Wilken .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects coordinator: New York
Michael Bird .... special effects technician: New York
Paul Brown .... special effects technician
Peter Chesney .... additional mechanical effects supervisor
Peter Chesney .... special effects supervisor
Jon Davis .... special effects technician
Aaron Dinsmore .... special effects technician
Bruce Allan Donnellan .... special effects foreman (as Bruce Donnellan)
Richard Bryan Douglas .... special effects technician: New York
Inese Dzenis .... special effects technician
Daniel Gibson .... first assistant key special effects
Shaun Glendenning .... special effects technician: additional photography
Timothy R. Hoffman .... special effects assistant
Tony Kenny .... water effects supervisor
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
Gary Kleinsteuber .... special effects technician
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects coordinator
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects director
Judy Kuntz .... special effects technician
Rocco Larizza .... special effects technician
Salvator Larizza .... special effects technician
Mark Lawton .... special effects foreman
Tim Lidstone .... special effects technician
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects technician
Ian Locke .... special effects shop foreman
Al Marangoni .... special effects crew: additional photography (as Albert Marangoni)
Phil Notaro .... special effects coordinator: additional photography
David Reaume .... special effects technician
Jim Reischl .... special effects technician
Mark Rice .... key special effects
Ted Ross .... special effects technician
Troy Rundle .... special effects technician
Nick Schiavo .... special effects assistant
Robert J. Scupp .... special effects foreman: New York
Michael Sherwin .... special effects technician (as Mike Sherwin)
Mark Simon .... special effects technician: New York
Dean Stewart .... special effects office administrator
Sophie Vertigan .... special effects props builder
Sophie Vertigan .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Mesrop Abrahamian .... rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works
Nancy Bernstein .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Domain
Corinne Bogdanowicz .... digital artist
Steven J. Brooks .... rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works
Craig Cannon .... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Michael Casillas .... visual effects intern: Flash Film Works
Martin Clark .... technical supervisor
John Coats .... 3D animator: Flash Film Works
John Coats .... matte painting supervisor: Flash Film Works
Dan Cobbett .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Chad E. Collier .... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Brian Corpus .... technical operations manager: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Sean Devereaux .... visual effects compositor: Digital Domain
Bonnie Dombrowski .... rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works
Jason Doss .... 3D integration artist: Digital Do
Tim Everitt .... animation supervisor: Flash Film Works
Daniel Favini .... digital matte painting: Digital Domain
Mark O. Forker .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain
Jamieson Fry .... digital artist: Digital Domain
Jon Greenhalgh .... digital artist
Christine Haddad .... rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works
Heather Elisa Hill .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Domain
Shauna M. Hirdler .... visual effects coordinator: Flash Film Works (as Shauna Hirdler)
Christopher Holsey .... scanning and recording supervisor: Digital Domain
Jamison Huber .... visual effects production assistant: Digital Domain
Todd Isroelit .... visual effects producer: Digital Domain
Dag Ivarsoy .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Dave Jacobs .... rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works (as David Jacobs)
Evan Jacobs .... digital department manager: Digital Domain
Lincoln Kupchak .... visual effects editor: Flash Film Works
Kevin Lingenfelser .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor
Robert McInnis .... 2d manager: Digital Domain
John P. Mesa .... visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works
Stephen Mitchell .... digital paint and rotoscope artist: Digital Domain
Colleen Murphy .... digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain
Dan Novy .... visual effects technical supervisor: Flash Film Works
Mario Peixoto .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Brian Peyatt .... digital production manager: Digital Domain
Darren Poe .... compositing supervisor: Digital Domain (as Darren M. Poe)
Anthony Ruey .... technical assistant
Todd Sarsfield .... digital color grader: Digital Domain
Som Shankar .... 3D integration artist: Digital Domain
Cybele Sierra .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Cybelle Sierra)
Tess Spaulding .... system administrator
Ken Stranahan .... compositing supervisor: Flash Film Works
Ken Stranahan .... digital compositor
James D. Tittle .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Andrew Waisler .... computer graphics supervisor: Digital Domain (as Andy McGrath Waisler)
Jeffrey White .... visual effects producer: Flash Film Works
Deborah Wiltman .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Scott Ross .... general manager: Digital Domain (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator: New York
Lauren A. Bonfiglio .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Mavis Corrigan .... stunts
Tom Farr .... stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunts (as Jeff Gibson)
Chloe Jones .... stunts
Ciara Jones .... stunts
Dana Jones .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunt coordinator: Toronto
Kelly Jones .... stunts
Morgan Rue .... stunts
Jay Spadaro .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Almeida .... best boy electric: New York
Donald M. Angst .... rig electrician
Tony Arnaud .... grip
Pierre Berube .... best boy rigging electric
Matt Blades .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Russel Bowie .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Jim Bridges .... still photographer
Craig Bulmer .... electrician
Kenny Burke .... key rigging grip: New York
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip: New York
Brian Carmichael .... video assist operator
David M. Carr .... grip
Angelo Colavecchia .... camera operator
John Colavecchia .... assistant camera
Kathleen Corgan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Tim Davis .... video assist operator
Alex Dawes .... rigging electric
Gary Deneault .... co-gaffer
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... assistant camera
Chris Drechsler .... electrician
William Engel .... grip
Morris Flam .... gaffer
Kevin Flynn .... best boy grip: New York
Timothy Flynn .... grip
Shaun Gilbert .... rigging electric best boy: New York
Michael L. Hall .... second unit: best boy
Douglas C. Hart .... additional first assistant camera
Sandy Hays .... camera operator: "b" camera, New York
Timothy Healy .... generator operator: New York
Elizabeth Hedges .... camera loader
Chris Howard .... gaffer: second unit
Jenny Kane .... electrician
Chris Kilduff .... grip
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip
Jennifer Lai .... camera loader
Kurt Lennig .... rigging electric: New York
Clay Liversidge .... rigging gaffer: New York
William MacGhee .... rigging electrician
Brendon Malone .... grip
Ed Nessen .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Balint Pinczehelyi .... grip
Robert T. Prate .... best boy rigging grip: New York
Tom Prate .... key grip
Rafy .... still photographer
Carson Reaves .... second assistant camera
Felipe Reinheimer .... assistant camera
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Brent Robinson .... underwater first assistant camera
Ryan Rodriguez .... electrician: New York
Monty Rowan .... director of photography: second unit
David Schmalz .... video assist operator
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Mark van Rossen .... electrician: New York
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "a" camera, New York
João Villela .... camera trainee
Richard Yacuk .... rigging grip
Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
Blain Thrush .... second assistant camera: underwater unit (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Mary C. Snyder .... animator
 
Casting Department
Chad Darnell .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Jonathan Leeder .... casting associate
Kelli Lerner .... casting: New York
Geoffrey Miclat .... casting intern
Kimberly Mullen .... casting: Florida
Mark Mullen .... casting: Florida
David Rapaport .... casting associate
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting associate
Kristian Sorge .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jay Du Boisson .... assistant costume designer
Gayle Franklin .... costume buyer
Loreen Lightfoot .... costume cutter
Debbie Lucas .... seamstress
Trelawnie Mead .... costume dyer/breakdown
Kate Quinlan .... wardrobe supervisor
Nicci Schinman .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
David Bernstein .... colorist: high definition mastering
Claudine Franco .... post-production coordinator
Suzy Gilbert .... assistant editor
Ahmad Ismail .... telecine operator
Jamie Kirkpatrick .... assistant editor: New York
Maria Montoreano .... associate editor
John Potter .... high definition preview timer
Pablo Prietto .... assistant editor
Ian Silverstein .... assistant editor
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Dawn M. Stoliar .... first assistant editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
George Doering .... musician
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Greg Loskorn .... scoring technician
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Phil Marshall .... composer: additional music
Phil Marshall .... orchestrator
Barbara McDermott .... assistant music editor
Daniel McIntosh .... music playback
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Bill Pearson .... music recordist
Bill Pearson .... score synth programmer
Joe E. Rand .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Booker White .... music preparation
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Tom Raney .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Rickey Giallonardo .... transportation co-captain
Alan Kaminsky .... driver generator operator
Robert Tenaglia .... transportation co-coordinator
 
Other crew
Daniela Barbosa .... production assistant
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Ciara Bresnihan .... production assistant
Francie Brown .... dialect coach
Maria Carlota Fernandes Bruno .... assistant: Mr. Salles (as Maria Carlota Bruno)
Brian Bruskrud .... post accounting
Jenn Bubka .... production assistant
Michael Buster .... dialect coach: Dougray Scott
Brooke Cale .... stand-in
Adam Carroll .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Sonja Christoph .... production assistant: re-shoots
Brianne Colombe .... stand-in
Daniel B. Cone .... production assistant
Lee Ann Cotton .... assistant production coordinator
Cathy Coulson-Alfonso .... production assistant (as Cathy Coulson)
Alison Davis .... production secretary: New York
Kevin Drysdale .... production assistant
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator
Deborah Evans .... production accountant: re-shoots
Tony Ferrara .... underwater safety diver: underwater unit
Claudine Franco .... production assistant
Lauren Gale .... craft service
John Gaskin .... production auditor
Lila Ghadban .... photo double
Lila Ghadban .... stand-in
Eileen Gibson .... assistant: Mr. Salles
Greg Gilman .... production assistant
Melissa Girotti .... travel coordinator
Audra Gorman .... location coordinator
Derick Graham .... underwater safety diver: underwater unit
Sabine Graham .... production coordinator (as Sabine Bernhard)
Nadia Guglieri .... second script supervisor
Andrew Jablonski .... assistant accountant: reshoots
Adam Jordan .... production assistant
Ryan Kampe .... production assistant: New York
Brian Kaulback .... stand-in
Sarah Landi .... photo double
Brad Ling .... on-set caterer
Mark Logan .... location manager
Peter Madamba .... script researcher
Andrew Magarian .... acting coach
Sasha Markova .... assistant: Ms. Connelly
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
Heather Mathieson .... stand-in
Richard McDonough .... set production assistant: additional photography
Ann McLaren .... laboratory technician
Jennifer McLaughlin .... assistant: Mr. Salles
Jason Messeri .... set production assistant
Louise Muskala .... assistant: Ms. Pokorny
Kip Myers .... location assistant
Greg Newman .... production assistant: re-shoots
Neil Parris .... assistant: Ms. Kramer
Karen Pidgurski .... unit publicist
Lauri Pitkus .... location manager
Lynn H. Powers .... assistant location manager
Judy Pursley .... first assistant accountant
Robin M. Reelis .... pre-production coordinator
Ulises Rodriguez .... office production assistant
Jonathan Roumie .... location scout
Maurice Sessoms .... additional production assistant
Todd Shannon Jr. .... underwater safety coordinator: underwater unit (as Todd Shannon)
Susan Silas .... location scout
B.J. Smith .... set medic: additional photography
Kyle Sucher .... production assistant
Brian Thomas .... underwater safety diver: underwater unit
John Thomas .... production secretary
David Velasco .... location scout
Reid Warman .... assistant production coordinator
Angie Winstl .... assistant production coordinator
Greg Wood .... on-set nurse
Christine Zavala .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Mark Zecca .... production secretary
Warner Strauss .... location scout (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, frightening sequences, disturbing images and brief language
Runtime:
105 min | 103 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Austria:14 | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:12 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 | USA:Unrated (unrated DVD version)

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Trivia:
When Dahlia moves her wet clothes from one washing machine to another, you can see the number, "666", pop up for a moment on the second washing machine. That number is known as the symbol of the Anti-Christ.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ceci runs into the lobby after being dropped off by her father, there is a Barbie doll in her right hand which is stretched out towards her mother. In the next shot, the Barbie doll has switched to her left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Dahlia:If you ever need me, I'll be right here.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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136 out of 207 people found the following review useful.
Gives the original a nice dousing of reality., 9 July 2005
Author: sallyfifth from the great north

This is not a "child talks to dead people" movie. You should rejoice. It's not a "woman fights supernatural forces" thriller. You should get down on your knees and thank the powers that be. This is not "just an unnecessary re-make of the Japanese original". It's better.

Nakata is famous for taking the long view of his characters. Keeping us safe emotionally from them in order to bring the horror to life. Salles trumps him by pulling us right into Dahlia's arms where her fear, paranoia, and despair are absolutely palpable.

This is the story of a single mother trying to survive after a nasty divorce. Trying to hold onto her daughter so she can overcome her own history of abandonment. The ghosts (whether real or imagined) are peripheral to her dilemma.

The American Dark Water, gives us the same foreboding leak, the same bleak horrific photography, the same basic plot line, and yet by taking the emphasis off the ghosts reaches a much stronger emotional resonance.

Highly recommended for those that submit themselves to movies, rather than submit movies to themselves. You know who you are.

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