Notable Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Dougray Scott, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly, Pete Postlethwaite, Tim Roth
There are times when I feel bad for a film like Dark Water. As a film, on its own, it’s more than solid. It’s damn near impressive and features a phenomenal cast and an effective narrative flow that uses its dramatic heft to add to its ghost story horror antics. Yet, it remains in that strange category of forgotten films simply because it wasn’t as good as the film it was a remake of, in this case the J-Horror masterpiece of the same title. So fans of the original can’t help but either despise it for being a remake of a great film or refer to it as a footnote when referring to the original. On its own though, Dark Water is still an effective supernatural thriller that does a lot of things with great success even if too many people have forgotten it exists. It might not be as good as its predecessor, but that doesn’t deter it from being solid on its own two feet.