Beneath Still Waters (2005 film)
Beneath Still Waters (2005), AKA Evil Lake, Lake of the Dead,
"Fear is rising." In 1965 Northern Spain, a dam covers the decaying town of Marienbad and a hideous secret chained in the basement of its abandoned church, but the drowned secrets come to light forty years later as eerie things begin happening in the area.
- Release Date: 2005
- Country/Language: UK/Spain, English and Spanish
- Genres/Technical: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
- Runtime: 1 hr 36 min
- Starring: Omar Muñoz, Santiago Pasaglia, Eva Pont
- Director: Brian Yuzna
- Writer: Matthew Costello (novel), Mike Hostench (screenplay)
- Producer/Production Co: Fantastic Factory (Filmax), Canal+ España, Ministerio de Cultura - ICAA
- View Trailer: (link)
- Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)
A sunken town full of bizarre monsters found chained up in a watery, abandoned church basement, and a mysterious tome....
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
- Paula R. Stiles at Innsmouth Free Press, (link) - "Lovecraftian premise, unusual setting, not your usual cast, and a director well-experienced in directing low-budget, Lovecraftian films. Great stuff, right? Nope."
- Andrew Smith at Popcorn Pictures (link) - "Beneath Still Waters is an absolute train wreck of a film. I honestly don’t know where to start."
Spoiler Section (Highlight to Read)
In 1965 Northern Spain, a dam covers the decaying town of Marienbad and a hideous secret chained in the basement of its abandoned church, but the drowned secrets come to light forty years later as eerie things begin happening in the area.
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
Associated Mythos Elements
- TO DO
- tome: ?
- race: Tentacle Monster