‘Rock will tear us apart’
What the Water Left Behind: Scars is a 2022 horror film about an indie rock band that ends up stranded in the desolate city of Epecuén. Their internal conflicts and the bad luck of their tour quickly fade, when they begin to discover the bloody hell that awaits them. The movie is a sequel to What the Waters Left Behind (2017).
Directed and co-produced by Nicolás Onetti (The 100 Candles Game; A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio; Abrakadabra; Francesca; Sonno Profondo) from a screenplay written by Camilo Zaffora. Also produced by Monica Ciarli, Carlos Goitia and Michael Kraetzer.
The Black Mandala-Minerva Pictures production stars Agustin Olcese, Clara Kovacic, Magui Bravi, Eugenia Rigón, Matías Desiderio, Juan Pablo Bishel, Germán Baudino and Chucho Fernández.
During the final concert of a disastrous tour by an Anglo-American indie rock band, one of its members loses his mind when is seduced by a local girl and the resulting tense situation unleashes conflicts among the members of the band.
Unexpectedly, the band end up stranded in Epecuén, a ghost town, where the internal conflicts and the bad luck of the tour, will quickly lose importance before the living hell that awaits them…
Shooting began in September 2021 in Epecuén, Argentina.
Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred, attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters.
On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak and deserted landscape. The residents never returned…
Cast and characters:
Agustin Olcese … Javi
Clara Kovacic … Jane
Magui Bravi … Carla
Eugenia Rigón … Sophie
Matías Desiderio … Billy Bob
Juan Pablo Bishel … Mark
Germán Baudino … Antonio
Chucho Fernández … Chimango
Mario Alarcón … Tadeo
David Michigan … Tito
Paula Brasca … Erika
Raymond E. Lee … Sargent Watts