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Two Eyes Staring (2010)

Zwart water (original title)
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Moving into her parents' mansion after she inherits it, a woman, her husband and their daughter stumble upon a dark and terrible family secret.

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Elbert van Strien
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hadewych Minis ... Christine / Karen
Barry Atsma ... Paul
Isabelle Stokkel Isabelle Stokkel ... Lisa
Charlotte Arnoldy Charlotte Arnoldy ... Karen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Boen Steven Boen ... Rijkswachter
Warre Borgmans Warre Borgmans ... Psychiater
Philippe Colpaert Philippe Colpaert ... Peter
Els Dottermans Els Dottermans ... Juf Bongaerts
Marc Lauwrys Marc Lauwrys ... Huisarts
Viviane de Muynck Viviane de Muynck ... Non
Bart Slegers Bart Slegers ... Geert
Lisa Smit ... Karen (voice)
Tibo Vandenborre ... Mertens
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Nine-year-old Lisa discovers her sinister new friend is the ghost of the dead twin of Lisa's mother. Lisa's father also begins to suspect his wife of hiding a terrible secret, resulting in deadly consequences... Written by Accento Films

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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

11 March 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Eyes Staring See more »

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Accento Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Some movies go from 0 to 100, this one does it the other way around
29 February 2012 | by tooltime_timSee all my reviews

Well...

I still don't know what to say. The movie start out pretty cool with a few very good shock effects, "creepy little kid galore", and then... Well... It doesn't built tension, it releases it. In my opinion, the movie gets lamer with every minute...

What you get, though, is descent camera work and music. The actors look like they know what they do, although I really can't recommend the German dub, this plain sucks. Yes, I watches it German, and the voices sound stupid most of the time. And with stupid, I mean REALLY stupid. Tried a bit of the movie in it's original language, and it sounded better, although I didn't understand very much, the voices seemed much more believable.

If you ask me, the movies biggest flaw is that it starts REALLY creepy and after maybe half of the movie, it tries to develop into some sort of drama. And for the whole second half of the movie, it doesn't what what it wants to be: horror movie or drama.

And yes, with this being a "new age" horror movie, you will (of course) get a major plot twist towards the end. Which doesn't save the movie from being boring, except for the first 15 or 20 minutes or so.

Don't buy it! Go rent it out instead. If you wanna see creepy little kids, then you're right, but turn the player off after 60 minutes. Or go for "The Orphanage".


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