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Director  Brian Yuzna
Initial DVD release  April 10, 2007
Language  Spanish English
3.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Music director  Zacarias M. de la Riva
Country  Spain UK
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Release date  24 October 2005 (2005-10-24)
Based on  the novel  by Matthew Costello
Writer  Matthew Costello (novel), Mike Hostench (screenplay), Angel Sala (screenplay)
Cast  Michael McKell (Dan Quarry), Raquel Meroño (Teresa Borgia), Charlotte Salt (Clara Borgia), Patrick Gordon (Mordecai Salas), Pilar Soto (Susana), Manuel Manquiña (Luis)
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Beneath Still Waters is a 2005 horror film directed by Brian Yuzna. It stars Michael McKell, Raquel Meroño and Charlotte Salt. It was based on a novel by Matthew Costello.


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Studying under a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the leader of an upper class group invokes a supernatural force that slowly devours the village of Marienbad and its inhabitants, threatening to spread beyond its geographical limits. The mayor from the town nearby commissions the building of a dam which would flood the valley and therefore submerge the village forever sealing the evil force under water after leader and his followers were incapacitated to be kept from escaping. However, fate ensured the leader's freedom as he remained in the depths when the waters covered Marienbad. Now 40 years later an array of disappearances and deaths in mysterious circumstances are threatening the town next to the reservoir that now covers Marienbad.


  • Michael McKell as Dan Quarry
  • Raquel Meroño as Teresa Borgia
  • Charlotte Salt as Clara Borgia
  • Patrick Gordon as Mordecai Salas
  • Axelle Carolyn as Partygoer
  • Production

    It was produced in Catalonia. The film is the ninth and last film to be produced by Filmax's Fantastic Factory label. It is based on the novel Beneath Still Waters by Matthew J. Costello.


    The film premiered on 24 October 2005 as part of the San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, followed with Spain theatrical release on 26 May 2006. It was released on DVD in the US on 9 April 2007.


    Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 1/5 stars and called it a "poorly assembled, laughably bad, absolute waste of time". Annie Riordan of Brutal as Hell rated it 1/5 stars and wrote that the film does not live up to the potentially interesting premise. David Johnson of DVD Verdict wrote that it has good scenes but criticized the overreliance on poor CGI and tedious character development on unlikeable characters. At DVD Talk, Scott Weinberg rated it 2/5 stars, and Paul Mavis rated it 1.5/5 stars; both called it derivative of earlier horror films. Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2, academic Peter Dendle said, "The human dimensions of the story don't connect well, but the underwater scenes are visually very appealing."


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