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Dark Water
     

Dark Water

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by Meimu (Artist)
 

The water, and whatever nightmares lie beneath its cloudy surface, control reality in this frightful collection of short stories. The first of four torments follows a mother and daughter who move into a haunted apartment complex - the source of its downpours of horror is the spirit of a young, angry girl. Their story gives way to a night cruise that includes a

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The water, and whatever nightmares lie beneath its cloudy surface, control reality in this frightful collection of short stories. The first of four torments follows a mother and daughter who move into a haunted apartment complex - the source of its downpours of horror is the spirit of a young, angry girl. Their story gives way to a night cruise that includes a frightening discovery, and later, to a diver who's tortured by his father's disappearance. Within these pages are four equally frightful tales of underwater horrors the murky depths that house them, and the curious people who become their unwilling prey.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Suzuki wrote The Ring (Ringu), which inspired highly successful Japanese and American film versions, and this anthology of subtly disturbing horror stories shows why he's known as the "Stephen King of Japan." The title story, which has been adapted into a forthcoming English-language movie starring Jennifer Connelly, uses the title as a metaphor for the darkness within the human psyche. And while many manga center on teenagers, this volume primarily features adults, whom Meimu gives subtly dramatic facial expressions. The title story is a twist on a classic haunted house theme; it finds a single mother living in a modern apartment building as she re-enacts the behavior of a previous resident, another single mother suspected of murdering her daughter. The next tale, "Island Cruise," questions whether an older, wealthy couple or an idealistic young man more clearly perceives reality when the older man claims to see a child's corpse in the water. In the weakest tale, "Adrift," pretty girls in bikinis fall victim to a strange creature in a bottle. In the last, best yarn, "Forest Beneath the Waves," a man experiencing a midlife crisis embarks on an adventure, only to get trapped in a cave, but not without leaving his son an important message. Suzuki and Meimu economize on mood and pacing to convey the quiet psychological terror of these tales. (Oct.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413900446
Publisher:
A. D. Vision, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/29/2004
Series:
Dark Water Series , #1
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.47(d)

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Dark Water 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Suzuki-san and Meimu-san tachi beautiful work a little while ago, it was very good ^_^ i loved it. I give this 5 stars becuase of each unique stories dark atmoshpheres and how well done they were. Its a must read! Yes? Anyways, if u read this, you must watch the original film produced using the first short series in the book. Dark Water. I dont recomend the american version because it doesnt have the same depths of the events arent as good. If your like me, you can watch both the original and american versions of the movie...they have a english dubbed version of the original which is what i seen, i have yet to see the american one...but im told by many sources[even stores] not to waste my money on it but its up to u ^_^ yeah?