WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND: SCARS, directed byNicolás Onetti
Rome-based Minerva Pictures and New Zealander/Argentinian Black Mandala Films will co-produce the horror slasher movie What the Waters Left Behind: Scars.
In the last concert of an unfortunate tour of an Anglo-American indie rock band, one of its members loses his mind when is seduced by a local girl and this situation unleashes conflicts among the members of the band. Unexpectedly they end up stranded in Epecuén, a ghost town, where the internal conflicts and the bad luck of the tour, will quickly lose importance before the hell that awaits them.
the sequal to what the waters left behind will also be filmed in Epecuén, Argentina.!
Epecuén, Argentina. was a tourist village in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, on the eastern shore of Laguna Epecuén, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of the city of Carhué. Developed in the early 1920s. Tourism was developed by an Englishman after taking the land on lease. He marketed the lake as having healing properties, hiring Italian scientists to bolster the claim. in its prime Villa Epecuén could accommodate up to 5,000 visitors! and at one point Epecuén, Argentina had over 280 businesses including lodges, guesthouses, hotels, and businesses that 25,000 tourists visited between November and March, from the 1950s to the 1970s but on November 6th 1985 a seiche, caused by a rare weather pattern, the storm caused a nearby dam to collapse flooding the village, the water rose progressively, reaching a peak of 10 metres (33 ft). The village became uninhabitable and was never rebuilt. in 2009 the waters receded after covering the town for 25 years leaving the town covered in a white dusty salt! (REAL PHOTO BELOW!)
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A group of young people takes a trip to the ruins in order to film a documentary about Epecuén, a place that 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 saltwater. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak and deserted landscape. The residents never returned.Ignoring the warnings, and after a brief tour, the documentarians get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realize that they are really not alone…
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