The Pool (2018)

Day (Theeradej Wongpuapan) wakes up in a gigantic empty swimming pool with a crocodile eating his leg. Some movies would take their time to get here. The Pool just does it.

He’d been working as a photographer just hours ago, but his low sugar causes him to fall asleep, then wake up as the pool is drained. It’s too low to escape and even though he warns his girlfriend Koi, she dives in and hits her head. And then, you know, the gator shows up.

Does anyone need to use this pool? I mean, it’s days that go by, seemingly, as hunger, heat and an egg-laying crocodile make these two crazy clumsy Thai kids lives hell.

Directed and written by Ping Lumpraploeng, this movie remembers the main rule of crocodile or alligator movies: put a small dog in danger. It also has cornball CGI, goofball protagonists and made me happy that I have an above ground pool.

You can watch this on Shudder.

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