Night Swim Release Date: The fear of the unknown lurking in the depths of water is a universal childhood dread. This unease stems from the vulnerability that water presents, leaving us exposed without the protective layers of clothing and unsure of our swimming abilities. Humans’ limitations in water are evident when we compare them to aquatic predators. Even the fastest Olympic swimmers are outpaced by creatures like sharks, but what if the creatures in the water aren’t of this world? “Night Swim,” an upcoming horror film, takes these fears and irrational thoughts to an eerie new level.
Based on a 2014 short film of the same name, “Night Swim” delves into the vulnerability of humans in bodies of water, even within the confines of a chlorinated swimming pool. This horror flick, produced by industry icons James Wan and Jason Blum, promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. Universal Pictures is set to distribute this spine-tingling tale.
When and Where to Watch ‘Night Swim’?
Prepare to face your fears as “Night Swim” is scheduled to be released on January 5, 2024, providing a spine-tingling start to the year. The film will debut exclusively in theaters, making it the first theatrical release of the year. After its theatrical run, you can catch “Night Swim” on Peacock, Universal’s streaming platform, where it will join the ranks of other recent horror releases, including “M3GAN” and “Renfield.”
The Trailer: A Glimpse into the Darkness
If you’re eager for a glimpse of the impending terror, you’re in luck. Universal Pictures unveiled the first official trailer for “Night Swim” on October 5. This chilling preview offers a sneak peek into the unsettling world of the film, where a seemingly ordinary pool conceals deep, sinister secrets.
Unveiling the Plot of ‘Night Swim’
The official plot synopsis for “Night Swim” provides a spine-tingling preview of the film’s narrative:
“Night Swim” revolves around Ray Waller (Wyatt Russell), a former major league baseball player forced into early retirement due to a degenerative illness. Ray moves with his wife, Eve (Kerry Condon), their teenage daughter Izzy (Amélie Hoeferle), and young son Elliot (Gavin Warren), to a new home. Ray, secretly aspiring to make a return to professional baseball, convinces Eve that their new home’s shimmering backyard swimming pool will be a source of fun for their children and an opportunity for his physical therapy.
However, the idyllic pool harbors a dark secret from the past, unleashing malevolent forces that threaten to engulf the family in inescapable terror.
It’s important to note that while the full-length film is an adaptation of the original 2014 short film, it is expected to expand upon the short’s premise and delve deeper into the ominous elements introduced in the brief version. The short film teased the unsettling presence in the water, and the full-length adaptation promises to provide a more comprehensive exploration of the chilling narrative.
Meet the Cast: Talented Performers Await
The film’s lead characters, Ray and Eve Waller, are portrayed by Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon, respectively. Kerry Condon, an Oscar® nominee for her role in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” is known for providing the voice of Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence assistant, F.R.I.D.A.Y., in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Wyatt Russell, the son of renowned actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry with roles in “Black Mirror” and “Overlord.” He’s also a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, embodying the character John Walker, also known as U.S. Agent, in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
The cast includes young talents Amélie Hoeferle and Gavin Warren, who play Izzy and Elliot, Ray and Eve’s children. Ben Sinclair, best known for his role in HBO’s “High Maintenance,” joins the ensemble in an undisclosed role. Additionally, Nancy Lenehan and Jodi Long, known for their appearances in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” are part of the cast in undisclosed roles.
The Creative Team Behind ‘Night Swim’
Bryce McGuire and Rod Blackhurst are the creative minds behind the original story and short film, “Night Swim.” Bryce McGuire returns as the director and screenwriter for the full-length adaptation. The film’s production is overseen by horror maestros James Wan and Jason Blum, who previously collaborated on “M3GAN.”
Executive producers for “Night Swim” include Michael Clear, Judson Scott, and Ryan Turek, adding their expertise to bring this chilling tale to life.
As the release date approaches, horror enthusiasts and fans of suspenseful cinema eagerly anticipate “Night Swim.” With its unnerving exploration of the eerie and unsettling mysteries lurking beneath the surface, this film is set to plunge audiences into a world of fear and suspense. Stay tuned for updates, including the official trailer, to immerse yourself in the depths of “Night Swim” before its chilling debut.