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07th Oct 2023

Guys! GUYS! There is a movie about a haunted swimming pool!

Stephen Porzio

night swim

This new horror film dares to ask: “What if a swimming pool was haunted?”

Back in 2021, Blumhouse Productions – the film and TV production company renowned for its horror offerings – put out The Deep House, a movie which revolved around a haunted house located underwater.

However, with its upcoming film Night Swim – which just released a first trailer – Blumhouse are taking aquatic horror one brave step further.

The spooky flick stars Wyatt Russell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) as Ray, a former major league baseball player forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness, who moves into a new home with his concerned wife Eve (Oscar nominee and Ireland’s own Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin) and their two children.

“Secretly hoping, against the odds, to return to pro ball, Ray persuades Eve that the new home’s shimmering backyard swimming pool will be fun for the kids and provide physical therapy for him,” the Night Swim plot synopsis reads.

“But a dark secret in the home’s past will unleash a malevolent force that will drag the family under, into the depths of inescapable terror.”

Like last year’s smash hit horror Smile, Night Swim is based on acclaimed short film.

The feature length version is written and directed by Bryce McGuire – who worked on the short – and is produced by James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises.

Night Swim does not have an exact Irish release date yet but is said to be coming to theatres “soon”.

You can check out the trailer for the movie right here:

Earlier in the week, JOE wrote about the trailer for Silent Night, the new film from legendary director John Woo (Face/Off), in a separate article.

Meanwhile, for more of the best teasers released in the world of movies and TV in the past seven days, scroll below:

The Beekeeper

Starting off with movies, a beekeeper (Jason Statham) wages a one-man war against scammers in this action thriller from David Ayer (Fury, Suicide Squad) which will be out in Irish cinemas on 12 January.

Leave the World Behind

An adaptation of the acclaimed 2020 novel by Rumaan Alam, this apocalyptic thriller written and directed by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) tells the story of two families as they fight for survival amid an inexplicable blackout.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Mahershala Ali and Myha’la, Leave the World Behind will land on Netflix on 8 December.

Priscilla

Having picked up an award at this year’s Venice Film Festival, this biopic from writer-director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) following Priscilla Presley (Cailee Spaeny) and her life with Elvis Presley (Jacob Elordi) will be out in Irish cinemas on 5 January 2024.

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

This new documentary concert film by Beyoncé does not have an Irish release date yet but will be out in the US on 1 December.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror story comes from acclaimed filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) and is an ambitious blend of cinema and theatre.

It will be broadcast on Sky Arts on 30 October.

Thanksgiving

Cult filmmaker Eli Roth returns to horror with this slasher – out in Irish cinemas on 17 November – which is inspired by the fake movie trailer he made for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse project back in 2007.

Wingwomen

Inglorious Basterds’ Mélanie Laurent directs and stars in this Netflix action comedy about three female thieves.

Also featuring amongst its cast Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour) and Isabelle Adjani (Possession), Wingwomen arrives on Netflix on 1 November.

007: Road To A Million

Moving onto TV, this reality competition series hosted by Brian Cox premieres on Prime Video on 10 November and will see real people take part in James Bond-esque adventures in a bid to win one million pounds.

A Murder At The End Of The World

This mystery thriller comes from the creators of cult Netflix sci-fi drama The OA and focuses on an amateur sleuth and hacker (The Crown’s Emma Corrin) who is invited to participate in a retreat at a remote location, where one of the guests winds up being found dead.

Co-starring Alice Braga, Brit Marling (one of the show’s creators), Clive Owen and Harris Dickinson, the series will be out in Ireland on Disney+ on 14 November.

All the Light We Cannot See

This five-part Netflix adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII novel of the same name stars Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie. It will land on the streamer on 2 November.

The Buccaneers

Based on a novel by Edith Wharton (The Age of Innocence), this series revolves around group of American women who arrive in London in the 1870s and spark a culture clash.

The Buccaneers will premiere on Apple TV+ on 8 November.

The Burning Girls

This British series follows a reverend (Samantha Morton) and her daughter (Ruby Stokes) who arrive in a village looking for a new start but soon learn that the place may have dark secrets.

Based on a novel, The Burning Girls will premiere on 19 October on Paramount+ in Ireland.

Fellow Travelers

Last but not least, Fellow Travelers follows the lives and volatile romance of two men (Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer) from the ’50s to the ’80s.

The series will premiere on Paramount+ in Ireland on 28 October.

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