Saw a trailer for this last month on YouTube, it's one of those Films which is little known, but somehow a trailer pops up on your recommendations list. But yeah, seen a trailer for this & thought it looked good!
Though I'd have to say, my first fear was thinking it was going to be a boring Open Water/Blair Witch type film. Because for an 81 minutes, 2 sisters getting trapped in an Olympic sized swimming pool, under fiber glass cover, doesn't justify the run time. So that's what I thought. But there is "problems" thrown in, so it isn't like them films (spoiler alert).
After seeing this film, I'd say it was a pretty decent watch. It had some sinister moments in it & had a good twist of a story to it as well. I also found the film to be somewhat like saw in a way with the whole appreciate what you have sort of thing thrown in.
There is a little bit of blood & gore here & there, but not a lot. The film is mostly about the relationship of the sisters trapped under the pool cover, how they get out & trying to find a way to escape while the psycho b!tch janitor (who believe it or not has a criminal past which she can't seem to shake) torments the girls in exchange for cash & other valuables.
It was better than what I thought it would be, but it isn't entirely amazing, as in a pool, a contained area, there's not a lot of "problems" that could occur, in an ocean, definitely, but pool, nah. One of the sisters is diabetic, while the other has a date with her fiancé to be who has left her call after call. So yeah, there's that & a few of the other things that the b!tch janitor done to torment the sisters. So it does have some action in it to justify it's 81 minute run time.
I also have to mention that the "Based off True events" tagline was mostly true, with evidence provided from the Director/Writer that this incident & others have happen, as well as the concept in itself being off a fear the Director/Writer had with being stuck/trapped in open water! I liked the fact that Tobin Bell played a small role in this, despite him not being the main character, but it would've been an all too big cliché considering he's well known for the Saw Franchise! But a great cameo nonetheless among the little known cast.
Overall, it was a decent watch! A unique concept indeed & a great Horror & Thriller!
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