No running. No diving. No lifeguard on duty. No swimming after dark… Atomic Monster and Blumhouse, the team behind M3GAN, have created a new supernatural thriller that feels creepy and unsettling – Night Swim.
Night Swim is based on the 2014 short film by Rod Blackhurst and Bryce McGuire. According to the blurb:
This film version stars Wyatt Russell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) as Ray Waller, 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 (Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin), teenage daughter Izzy (Amélie Hoeferle, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) and young son Elliot (Gavin Warren, Fear the Walking Dead).
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. 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.
Night Swim is written and directed by Bryce McGuire (Baghead) and is produced by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring) and Jason Blum (The Black Phone, The Invisible Man). The film is executive produced by Michael Clear and Judson Scott for Wan’s Atomic Monster and by Ryan Turek for Blum’s Blumhouse.
This trailer managed to make a backyard swimming pool feel as threatening as the open ocean in Jaws. Night Swim comes to theaters on January 5th 2024.