Dark Water (2005)
USA / English
"This Season, The Mystery Of The Darkness Will Consume Your Life "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.
Possibly marketed incorrectly, but still a fantastic film
Before I say anything more, I want to acknowledge that this is not a
horror film. I'm not sure if it was even marketed that way, but it is
not. It is more drama/psychological thriller. So, before commenting on
how it is a bad horror film, please re-evaluate before slandering.
On the film: This is one of my favorite films of the year. The acting
by all characters is superb. Connelly plays the character of Dahlia to
the tooth. Ariel Gade creates a strikingly, somewhat scary picture of a
young Jennifer Connelly. (For now, I will stick with the two main
characters) On the story: It is a story about a family being torn apart
and the emotional instability of such effects. The supernatural portion
of the story adds a feature one can only understand by watching the
film. Connelly remarkably recreates scenes of insecurity and the pain
of memory and also the pain of sacrifice.
See this film, not only for the characterization created by all of the
actors, but for excellent cinematography, emotional depth, and the
score (created beautifully by one Angelo Badalamenti). Also, pick up
Koji Suzuki and also see the original Japanese film.
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