The award-winning horror film What the Waters Left Behind, from directors Luciano and Nicolás Onetti, has just released its trailer and it looks fantastic.
What the Waters Left Behind “revolves around a group of young people that take a trip to the ruins in order to film a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring the warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realize that they are really not alone…”
The film was inspired by the true story of Epecuén, 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.
Mirta Busnelli, Gustavo Garzon, Agustin Pardella, Victoria Maurette, Victorio D’Alessandro, Damian Dreizik, Paul Brasca, Paula Sartor. Chucho Fernandez, German Baudino, Evan Leed, and Tamara Garzon star.
Written by Carlos Goitia, Nicolás Onetti and Luciano Onetti, What the Waters Left Behind was produced by Nicolás Onetti, Black Mandala Films, Rusty Robot and Onetti Brothers Productions. Michael Kraetzer, Mariano Oliveros, Fernanda Goitia, and Diego Savignano executive produced. Associate producers include Pablo Guisa Koestinger, Laura Sanchez Acosta, María Paula Ríos, Valeria Bistagnino
This past October What the Water Left Behind made its world premiere at Sitges, winning the “Best Promising Directors” Award and continued to rack-up awrds at other festivals around the world including: “Best Film” (Obscura Berlín), “Special Montion” (Mórbido, Mexico), “Best Direction of Photography” (Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre, Argentina), “Best Actress” (Montevideo Fantástico, Uruguay), and awards at BIFFF(Belgium), BIFAN (Korea), ABERTOIR (Wales), Night Visions (Finland), MOLINS DE REI (Spain), Telluride (U.S.), Mar Del Plata (Argentina), La Habana (Cuba), Horrorant (Greece), Blood Window Pinamar (Argentina), Cine Terror Valdivia (Chile), and Sant Cugat Fantastic (Spain).
As soon as an American release date is announced we’ll let you know. In the meantime, check out the fantastic trailer.