In Slavic mythology, the rusalki were fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerize them, then leading them away to the river floor to their deaths.
OK, yeah — I have issues with this film, but I’ll never disagree that it was absolutely brimming with startling and beautifully shot visuals, as most Tim Burton projects are. Almost makes you wonder what it might have been if they all took the project half seriously.
kyle-marffin has said pretty much exactly what I would have said. The 2012 Dark Shadows was beautiful.