From the Depths of Dark Water

The decay of the Japanese home and an elegy to motherhood

A dilapidated postwar Japanese apartment complex: a brutalist structure made out of concrete, now covered in black grime and moss, with trees outgrowing the planters. A lone schoolgirl walks outside the building. The sky is bright. It’s eerie, but bright.
2020.10.20, by Ansel
Filed under Essays, Film, Horror, Reviews

★★★☆ Is it fair for a society, cold and slowly rotting through, to demand lofty ideals of warm, perfect homes? Hideo Nakata, director of Ring (1998), makes another comment in From the Depths of Dark Water (2002).

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