Monday, July 11, 2005

Movie review: Dark Water

Until Hollywood started remaking Japanese horror films, I never considered the subconscious dread that we all feel when we think about plumbing. Which is not very often; unless a pipe breaks or the toilet backs up, most of us are content to not know what goes on behind the walls of our houses and apartments. But unless you’re a plumber, plumbing is inherently mysterious and a little spooky. We send food, water, grease, excrement and God knows what else down our pipes, and we’re never sure what happens to it, or what might come back up through those moist portals to the netherworld. For all we know, the pipes might lead straight to Hell.

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