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The Pool is a Slasher Movie from the year 2001.
The students of the International High School in Prague have all just graduated, and head to a clandestine party held at a vast swimming pool complex. However, as the night goes on, they start dying one-by-one, picked off by a serial killer with a fondness for machetes.
Notable for being a multi-national production, including an ethnically-varied cast, and for being written by screenwriters who do not have the greatest grasp on the English language. Some of the performances come off as being delivered phonetically, which makes for some very entertaining viewing. Potential Old Shame for James McAvoy and Isla Fisher who both appear here pre-fame.
Take a swim on these:
- Air Vent Passageway
- An Arm and a Leg: The killer slices off Mel's leg before killing her.
- Big Damn Heroes: Carmenin the climax.
- Blood Is Squicker in Water: Murders in pools!
- Catch Phrase: Officer Kadankov's "Damn kids!"
- Chase Scene: The killer chases around in the woods before killing her.
- Chekhov's Skill: Carmen's breath-holding.
- Closed Circle: The swimming hall after the murders start happening.
- Drinking Contest: There is one between Carmen and Chris.
- Fan Service
- Grievous Bottley Harm: Sarah attacks the killer with liquor bottles.
- Groin Attack: The water slide scene.
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday
- Hostile Weather: The prologue happens in a rainy weather.
- Lightning Reveal: Lightning flash reveals the killer's position to the officer Kadankov before he dies.
- Machete Mayhem: Killer prefers a machete.
- Male Gaze
- Man On Fire: Sarah sets the killer on fire in the climax.
- Not Quite Dead: Both Carmen and the killer in the climax.
- Pool Scene: Of course.
- Red Herring: Bounces between Greg and Diego. It's neither of them.
- The Reveal: Frank is the killer.
- Rule of Pool: Almost happens to Sarah.
- Slashed Throat: Kathryn's boyfriend Oliver is found with his throat cut.
- Super Window Jump: The killer attacks Kathryn through a window.
- Two-Person Pool Party: There could have been one if the killer wouldn't have interfered.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Most of the male cast during the party's first stages.
- Justified since it's a pool party.
- White Mask of Doom: The killer wears a skull mask.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sarah is afraid of water, due to a traumatic background event.
- Window Pain
- Your Cheating Heart: Carmen tells Sarah that she slept with her boyfriend once last year.