Hideo Nakata, Japan, 2002, Arrow Films, Horror

“Like taking a long slow drink of water and having it all go down the wrong pipe, DARK WATER overflows with atmosphere until you’re literally drowning in it.”
— Lance Schibi, LETTERBOXD

Dripping faucets have never been so horrifying. Often overshadowed by the American remake starring Jennifer Connelly, DARK WATER is one of the key Japanese movies from the early 2000s that redefined the cultural landscape of horror. Recently divorced, Yoshimi moves into a new apartment with her daughter Ikuku. And that’s when some dripping water leads Yoshimi to discover a terrifying secret. Written and directed by the team behind RINGU, DARK WATER doubles as a dreamy spookshow and a touching portrait of a woman’s journey in the face of difficulties. This movie is chilling, stylized, and beautiful, and we love it. Even if it makes us never want to set foot near a bathtub again.

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  • 101 mins
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP