Argentinian filmmaking duo return with new chiller What the Waters Left Behind
Argentinian giallo enthusiasts Luciano and Nicolás Onetti (Sonno Profondo, Francesca) have begun shooting a new horror film in the ruins of Epecuén, Argentina called What the Waters Left Behind. We have stills from the set in the gallery below.
From the press release:
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.
The plot 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…
What the Waters Left Behind is a departure for the Onetti lads, as they often trade in fetishizing the Italian giallo film. This one — despite its Latin leanings — aims to be more of a ’70s “slasher road movie” like The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chains Saw Massacre.
The film is produced by Nicolás Onetti with Michael Kraetzer (Inbred) on as executive producer and Pablo Guisa Koestinger (Scherzo Diabolico, Here Comes the Devil) as associated producer.
The cast includes Agustín Pardella, Victoria Maurette, Mirta Busnelli, Gustavo Garzón, Chucho Fernández, Germán Baudino, Damián Dreizik, Evan Leed, Victorio D´Alessandro, Paula Brasca, Paula Sartor and Tamara Garzón.