"The sterling efforts of De Toth and cameraman John Mescall (whose lighting invests the bayou swamplands surrounding the house with a magically eerie mystery) combine to turn dross into a wonderfully mean and moody slice of Southern Gothic."
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"The dank and forbidding regions of the Louisiana bayous have always made excellent locales for melodramatic films. The heavy, oppressive vegetation, the ambient sense of maddening heat and the silence are perfect aids to mystery and violence on the screen. And that is one very good reason why "Dark Waters," which came to the Globe yesterday, is a killer-diller of a thriller—it is set in the Louisiana bayous. It also presents a creepy story with mild psychological overtones and it is neatly produced and directed — and well played by an excellent cast."