The dark and swimming pools at night are a few of our childhood fears. I speak only for myself when I say that I have grown out of these three, but Blumhouse wants to see if it can trigger these fears with the movie Night Swim.
A swimming pool plays a big factor in a home purchase by the Wallers, a family who wants to use it for physical therapy. Little do they know, that the pool is cursed and haunted by an evil entity. The supernatural force is quick to present itself, though, after Izzy (Amélie Hoeferle) goes for a swim during the night. It's a race against the clock for the Wallers to figure out who haunts their pool and what their intentions are before it's too late.
Now, the movie is rated PG-13, so it's definitely a movie for older teens to watch, but older fans of horror are not as sure about it. It's me, I'm "older fans of horror." I've been disappointed by PG-13 horror features before, so I don't immediately rush to watch the latest pictures with this rating. However, a huge plus for Night Swim is that it is produced by James Wan and Jason Blum, who recently worked together on Insidious: The Red Door and M3GAN, two PG-13 thrillers I very much enjoyed.
That said, I'll be checking out Night Swim opening weekend. I understand if some fans would still rather wait for the streaming release, though! But if that's the case, you may have to wait a few weeks before you can watch it.
At this time, Night Swim is only available in theaters. So, to see it, you'll need to head to your local theater as it does not yet have a streaming release. According to Reuters, movies from Universal Pictures typically become available to stream 45 days after their big-screen debut. If this stays true for Night Swim, you can expect to see it on streaming mid-February at the earliest. As for where the movie will stream, that would be Peacock thanks to a deal between Universal Pictures and the streamer. Prime Video is also a possibility, but our money is on Peacock. Of course, as soon as we learn more details or get a confirmation, we'll update this post!
Directed by Bryce McGuire, Night Swim is rated PG-13 for terror, language, and some violent content, Rotten Tomatoes shares.