Beneath Still Waters Reviews
Beneath Still Waters is classic Yuzna and that my friends, is a good thing.
Unfortunately, the film still rings true of most direct-to-video low budget horror flicks and as such, doesn't quite delivery the punch you might like.
If you're looking for slick looking horror, look elsewhere. Beneath still Waters is old school and it looks the part.
Worth checking out compared to most flicks you'll find on VOD or rental shelves.
I was intrigue when I saw this on sale. Brian Yuzna was the sire of this film and he's the maker of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Return of the Living Dead and etc. The film was released in 2005 but you will have a feel that it was done late 80's. The effects are reminiscent of 80's Horror Film. They didn't rely on SFX but with camerawork and actual synthetic effects. It was great. The acting was, ahm, errr, awful. The casts did not bring justice for the characters they're playing. The story, very confusing. It was self-explanatory but a lot of padding info mashed into one theatrical run, and you'll be wondering, "oh so, it's 40th anniversary and they're doin' a shindig." Lake of the Dead is just another lame horror movie to ever hit my DVD player. 1 out of 5 Stars! :)
Average horror flick and not Yuzna's best.
(2005) Beneath Still Waters
Straight-to-rental flick starts out when two young boys discover a devil worshipping cult existing on an 'no trespassing' underwater section of a city somewhere in Spain leaving one to escape. Jump to many years later with a mother reporting on assignment from London, almost on the exact location and with her brought her daughter with her who is somehow the center of this cult that happened at the beginning and the rest of the film dwells on this concept with more revelations to come.
Director Brian Yuzna(The Re- Animator, The Beyond) attempts at Lucio Fulci in terms of dubbing and stye and tone which consists of an intersting idea but as a result quite amaterish and predictable, leaving many plotholes as film progresses leaving questions unanswered!
2 out of 4
"Beneath Still Waters" is one of those films that's easier to just sit down and make fun of, rather than talk about. I know that if I tried giving a synopsis of this thing, and the reasons I found it so entertaining, without showing the entertaining bits, I'd probably fail. It would be like trying to relay a play-by-play of a board game to someone who's never played it; no matter how fun the game may be, no one's going to see what the fuss is about if they can't at least see it in action.
With that said, I realize this hasn't been the most helpful of reviews. So I'll try to at least end on a meaningful note: If you like shitty movies, then chances are you'll get at least some enjoyment out of "Beneath Still Waters." Potentially quite a bit of enjoyment. But if you prefer your movies to have things like a coherent plot, decent acting, or hell, even a solidly-grounded location (you could almost make a drinking game where you take a shot each time a character with a new accent shows up...except you'd probably not only be dead, but embalmed and preserved for future generations by the end of it all), then steer clear of this one.