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Ghost Canyon

'What The Waters Left Behind' [Blu-ray]
(Agustín Pardella, Evan Leed, Gustavo Garzón, Victoria Maurette, Damián Dreizik, et al / Blu-ray / NR / (2017) 2020 / Unearthed Films - MVD Visual)

Overview: The town of Epecuén was flooded on November 10th 1985 and was deep underwater for over 30 years. When the waters receded, the town was still intact and stayed deserted, at least so they thought.

A group of young filmmakers takes a trip to the ruins to film a documentary. Ignoring the warnings, they get stranded. One by one they soon find that you don't have to go to Texas for a massacre.

Blu-ray Verdict: If 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' went on a vacation to Argentina and had a one night fling, their abandoned offspring would be 'What The Waters Left Behind!

I say abandoned, because this film appears to have some relation to those horror classics, but upon watching it twice now, you quickly realize it doesn't possess the same traits or attributes of their sense of good horror storytelling.

The mystery element is thrown out the window every scene as it is easily predictable or clumsily foreshadowed, and anyway, has been done a thousand times before.

The characters are doing things nobody in their right mind would do, like walking into a dirty hillbilly backwoods gas station and using a super filthy toilet seat covered in literal crap!

But where this film really gets derailed is the lack of force or adequate response for the action sequences. Like an old woman playfully, and very lightly smacking a woman oh-so-lightly across her face, and yet she is screaming at the top of her lungs!

Or the guy getting stabbed with a machete and the blade clearly only goes one inch into his stomach and yet mysteriously appears in another shot coming full out of his back!

The lack of attention to detail like this for this movie far outweighs the act of watching beautiful girls get chased and ultimately tortured and sexually abused by a family of deformed psychopaths, even for a quick late nite visual snack, sorry!

So in all honesty this film definitely should be avoided at all costs as it wastes the viewers time - which is something far more valuable then the shoestring budget and hopeless script that this film was produced from! This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Film Footage
Photo Gallery