"Dreamy, original and haunting, it's a lost masterpiece of arthouse horror."
"A horrifying candle-lit nightmare. A must see for serious horror buffs."
"Fans of gothic horror in the grand
manner will be delighted with this tale of dark deeds"
young filmmaker with a detailed eye for religious dementia and an unshakable
sense of the profound... Baino is one of the great torchbearers for
expressionistic genre cinema.”
“Director Mariano Baino conjures up a
supernatural world of half-glimpsed madness, painting a waking nightmare…”
"Dark Waters is like looking at someone
else’s nightmare. Someone with a vivid and savage imagination that Bram
Stoker would envy"
"A deeply disturbing movie. Terrifying!"
"Perhaps the most exciting genre
debut of the decade, Dark Waters is a stylish, frightening occult film
with the Lovecraftian overtones of Lucio Fulci and the visual flair
of Dario Argento... This atmospheric Italian-Russian co-production fulfills
the promise shown by Baino in his previous cult short Caruncula, and
is a rare treat for horror fans."
"Conjures up a terrific sense of impending doom"
"An ambitious tale of horror with lofty aspirations
and little sense of conformity...
"Visually amazing, complemented by a stirring and
creative use of sound, which combine to form a hauntingly evocative
tale of the supernatural... A vivid portrait of an unnervingly baroque
place, steeped in folklore"
"While Baino's work contains echoes of the work of
Italian horror-masters like Mario Bava and Dario Argento, his story-telling
approcach is less elliptical than theirs was. He also displays a skill
for delivering genuinely creepy visuals."
"Apart from the comparison to the work of the masters
of horror, Baino's work has been likened to the work of Ingmar Bergman
for the somber atmosphere, the enigmatic characters and the depth of
“A solidly crafted and richly atmospheric film... Baino has clearly got healthy filmmaking chops."
“One of the most stylish and accomplished
horror films... A rare commodity then: a young, talented horror director
whose fare may well take horror to new levels.”
"A smart, creepy, and wonderfully made
movie… delivers some fantastic scares and memorable images. Highly
"Dark Waters definitely deserves attention.
It marches to its own demented drummer and even plays with the basics
of percussion along the way. It truly is a unique spook show.”
"Dark Waters is one slick, beautifully
filmed horror film and definitely well worth the purchase price!"
“DARK WATERS is an atmospheric, and well-photographed
nightmare that is creative and creepy. We could certainly use more like
"Do yourself a favor and discover this
rarely seen horror gem and if you are a hardcore collector, don’t
waste a minute and pick this special edition up. If you don’t
you will surely regret it.”
“The visuals are frequently stunning and
horrifying, and there is a relentless sense of dread throughout. An
impressive horror debut that makes one want to leave the light on…”
“A film that nails the look and feel of
the classics of the genre… truly a feast for the eyes."
"Dark Waters demands attention, and it
doesn’t let the viewer go. Baino knocked one out of the park with
his amazingly first film. The fact that this film is now available on
DVD should necessitate a new national holiday."
"One of the most impressive special edition
DVD’s ever released. Mariano Baino’s Dark Waters makes its
North American DVD debut in grand fashion and now this rarely seen gem
can be seen by the masses, highly recommended.”