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The Pool (2001)
"Swimming Pool - Der Tod feiert mit" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  4 October 2001 (Germany)
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School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they ... See full summary »

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Carmen
Paul Grasshoff ...
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John Hopkins ...
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Jonah Lotan ...
Chris
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Mike
Linda Rybová ...
Svenja
Bryan Carney ...
Carter
Maximilian Grill ...
Diego
Anna Geislerová ...
Catherine
Jan Vlasák ...
Kadankov
Daniel Wurm ...
Tommy
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School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they intend to throw the best party of their lives. The idea to stage the party in Prague's biggest swimming pool is illegal but cool. And when Gregor, the laid-back leader of the group thinks an idea is good, then no-one else from the group objects. But what begins as the night of all nights quickly turns into a life and death struggle, as the friends come to realise that death itself is on the guest list... A mysterious masked killer sets a hunt in motion that ranges through the facility's halls and corridors. As the kids panic it begins to dawn on them that the killer must be one of them... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language, substance abuse and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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In the scene where Mel waits for Martin in the gym, the words "Have a Nice Day" can be seen etched on the killer's machete. See more »

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Martin is in the ventilation ducts and is trying to slide past the machete. It is along his leg several inches above the bottom of his shorts when the machete is pulled back slicing his leg. However, in the closeup it cuts just above the knee on bare skin, but in the wider shot the machete is still up on his shorts. See more »

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Not a bad little slasher
10 May 2005 | by (Mineola, NY) – See all my reviews

A little old school 80's slasher, a little post-Scream modern slasher, mix, add water and you get something like this killer-in-a-mask slasher. Very formula in a slightly different setting, lots of pretty teens, this time at a large indoor pool (hence the title) are being stalked. And this time an English language German movie filmed in the Czech Republic with an international cast of young pretty actors.

It was played straight, and built some nice tension which was nice like the slasher pics of old A good amount of blood, but light on the gore and only one very brief flash of nudity are the bad traits it has inherited from the post-Scream generation of slashers.

A sequel is coming up. I assume that will also be set at a pool (since it being called Pool 2), or perhaps the same pool. Add a little gore and T&A next time around folks.

If you enjoy competently made slasher films that don't stray too much from the formula then you should find this a pleasant 90 minute diversion.


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