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Temnye vody (1993)

R | | Horror, Mystery | 1993 (Russia)
A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louise Salter ...
Elizabeth
Venera Simmons ...
Sarah
Mariya Kapnist ...
Mother Superior (as Maria Kapnist)
Lubov Snegur ...
Mother Superior's Assistant
Albina Skarga ...
Old Blind Woman (as Alvina Skarga)
Valeriy Bassel ...
Fisherman
Pavel Sokolov ...
Boat Owner
Anna Rose Phipps ...
Theresa
Tanya Dobrovolskaya ...
Elizabeth as a Child
Valeriy Kopaev ...
Priest
Ludmila Marufova ...
Nun
Kristina Spivak ...
Sarah as a Child
Nadezhda Trimasova ...
Crucified Nun
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Sergey Rugens
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Elizabeth is tortured by horrible visions from her childhood. She travels to a primative island to discover the truth about her dark past. On the island Elizabeth finds a malevolent order of nuns. There seems to be no escape from the menacing evil that inhabits this strange island. Written by Bren L. M.

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Sometimes, evil lurks where you least expect it.

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Island of the Burning Nuns
3 April 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

If you already think the title of this user-comment is weird, just wait until you see the rest of the movie! Mariano Baino's "Dark Waters" is an old-fashioned creepy chiller and perhaps even the most underrated horror film of the last three decades. It's definitely the best Italian horror film of the nineties, along with Michele Soavi's "Dellamorte Dellamore", even though they severely differ in tone and content. The plot of "Dark Waters" is very confusing and contains an incredible amount of holes; still Biano manages to create a genuinely unsettling atmosphere and stuffs his film with nightmarish images and unlikely monsters. The beautiful Elizabeth travels back to the remote and hard-to-reach island where she spent her childhood years in a convent. Even though her mother died here and despite the fact her father advised her on his deathbed never to return, Elizabeth is drawn to the convent, more particularly to the ominous dungeons and hidden passageways. The creepy setting of "Dark Waters" reminded me a lot of "The Name of the Rose". Due to their strict and isolated life-styles, the nuns in this convent look mad and petrifying (some of them appear to be more than 150 years old!) and together they hide dark and very UN-catholic secrets. It's truly odd, but also strangely disturbing, to see nuns running around with burning torches and damaged crucifixes. "Dead Waters" also features a handful of grisly images and a fairly gruesome finale, but the film is mostly about style and atmosphere. It's practically always raining on this island, the nights seem to last twice as long as the days and even the villagers that live outside the convent look spooky. The music is very good, too, and lead actress Louise Salter is fascinating to look at. If the script had been a little more coherent and structured, this would have been a brilliant horror film. Now, it's just a very good one.


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