WATER (2019) Reviews and overview of aquatic horror

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‘Don’t be scared, it’s only water’

Water is a 2019 American horror film about a young couple that think they have found the perfect luxury home in the Arizona desert. However, something is lurking below the surface…

Written and directed by Phillip Penza (Fire and Rain; Movie Madness; My Name Is Nobody), the  Little Books Little Films production stars Lorenzo Lamas, Eliza Roberts, Toni L. Mitchell, Calion Maston, Big Brody and Terrell Matheny.

A sequel, Water 2: The Cleansing, followed in 2020.


“There’s been a lot of aquatic horror movies […] however, for the life of me, I can’t recall any films with “killer water” flowing through a home’s plumbing system. So, to that end: Phillip Penza certainly impressed me with a unique twist to the haunted house genre […] decent I-didn’t-think-this-was-going-this-way plot twists and a couple of eye-widening, noirish character-defective moments paired with atmospheric cinematography and genuinely creepy special effects.” B&S About Movies

“Technically, it’s quite sound, with decent camerawork and audio. The performances are a bit variable, but in most cases, get the job done adequately. The real issue here is the script, which feels throughout like it makes things up as it goes along. There’s no internal logic, in terms of what the paranormal activity can do, or consistency in why it acts the way it does.” Rating: C- Film Blitz

Cast and characters (alphabetical):

Adam Berardi … Detective Jacobson
Audrey Beth … Denise
Big Brody … Daryl Brown
Sanel Budimlic … Stan
Joshua DuMond … Benjy
Amy Faithe … Becky
Chuck France … Dinner Guest
Jimmie Lee Gilmore … Delivery Guy
David Glassman … Garrett Levin
Taylor Martin … Detective Samuels
Calion Maston … Greg Yates
Terrell Matheny … Father Matthews
Michelle Miller … Caroline
Toni L. Mitchell … Stephanie Yates
Nicknack Pattiwhack … Jason
Kamese Rasheed … Mrs Levin
Eliza Roberts … Vera Joy
Marcus Scott … Miles
Kier Simonetta … Julie
Sophia Sovek … Dani Yates
Selena Villalobos … Leanne Johnson
Harper Wasnesky … Young Dani
Lindsey Lauren Wells … Missy

Technical details:

100 minutes


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