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Black Water (2007)

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A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia
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Cast overview:
Diana Glenn ... Grace
Maeve Dermody ... Lee
Andy Rodoreda Andy Rodoreda ... Adam
Ben Oxenbould ... Jim
Fiona Press ... Pat
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While on vacation on Northern Australia, Gracie, her husband Adam and her younger sister Lee decide to take the Blackwater Barry tour in the swamp for fishing. Their guide Jim uses a small motor boat and takes the tourist along the river to a remote spot. When they stop, they are attacked by a huge crocodile that capsizes their boat and immediately kills Jim. The three survivors climb a tree and when they realize that help would never come to rescue them, they decide to try to find a way out of their sheltered location. However, in the muddy water, their boat is flipped and the crocodile stalks the trio under the water. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Black Water. Based on True Events. See more »


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Rated R for terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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The little doll on the boat is Cebolinha, a Brazilian famous comic-book character. See more »

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At one point while in the tree, Adam says they're going to die from malaria because of being bitten by mosquitoes - except that prior to it being banned, DDT was used extensively in Australia to eradicate malaria, as part of a World Health Organisation program in countries with low transmission rates. See more »

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Don't Walk Alone
(Opening Title Song)
Performed by Bob Evans
Composed by Kevin Mitchell
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
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A genuinely suspenseful film
6 March 2009 | by LoneWolfAndCubSee all my reviews

Black Water, co-directed and written by David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki, is very simple in its execution yet effective. The film is a low-budget Australian movie that will unfortunately not get the recognition it deserves because as far as creature features go, this is one of the best out there. The setup is rather basic; Grace, her husband Adam and her younger sister Lee are touring some mangroves in the Northern Territory when a saltwater crocodile flips their boat and leaves them stranded in the trees. The whole movie is about their survival while the crocodile is lurking below waiting to strike.Unlike Greg McLean's Rogue (another killer croc movie released earlier in 2007), Black Water is not about the audience having fun guessing who's gonna be eaten next, it is about hoping and praying that the three people will get out safely.

The three unknown actors do a great job with pretty demanding roles, considering it was filmed on location with a real crocodile instead of CGI. The characters act realistically in the situation and the dialogue seems natural and not forced. Suspense is built up throughout the entire film, we do not see a lot of the creature but just knowing it is near is terrifying enough. This is edge-of-your seat stuff and highly recommended if you enjoy original and (most importantly) scary horror films.

4/5


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Australia

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English

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,271,556
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