The Serpent's Tale (Karanlık Sular)

1994


Richie Hunter is an attractive American who lives in İstanbul. He meets a stranger, Haldun, who gives him a note with directions. These lead him to visit an aristocrat called Lamia living in a small palace on the Bosphorus.

On discovering a piece of parchment Richie finds himself caught up in the intrigues of Lamia’s household. Lamia's son has died, but Richie has an encounter with the son in a dark passage, and the story unfolds.

This film is the first Turkish vampire horror movie, and signals the birth of the movement often known as Young Turkish Cinema.