Dark Water ( Honogurai mizu no soko kara ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 12202

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/2002

Language: Japanese

Genre: Horror, Mystery

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Hideo Nakata

Actors: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Yu Tokui

Plot: A mother gets custody of her daughter and moves into a new apartment. At first things seem to be going well, but soon strange things begin - water begins to seep down, a red bag appears and disappears and a is soon joined by a child's apparition. The landlord assures them nothing is wrong, but the truth will be revealed and a dark past uncovered. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/14/2010

Watch this version over the horrid American remake. Much more interesting and a hell of a lot scarier.

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Allison - wrote on 08/01/2008

Judging from the year, this seems to be the Japanese version. which is pretty good. I wouldn't even dare to see the J. Connelly version.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/05/2012

Hideo (Ringu) Nakata once again wheels out the old J horror staple of young woman stalked by mysterious child after moving into a new apartment with her young daughter. The fact is that there's nothing really WRONG with this film (aside from when the soundtrack skirted dangerously close to power ballad territory), it's just that we've seen it all before. To the point where I knew what the so-called "twist" would be virtually from the outset, and spent the first hour wishing he'd just cut to the chase. There are a couple of atmospheric scenes, but otherwise it's strictly by the numbers and a little sterile, with an occasional lapse in logic (has this woman never heard of a staircase...?!) Not bad, but nowhere near as good as the very similar Ju On.

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