Plunge into Darkness: A Review of ‘Night Swim’ Colloctor’s Edition from Blumhouse


“Night Swim,” the latest offering from Blumhouse, dives deep into the depths of psychological horror with a chilling narrative that grips viewers from start to finish. Centered around Ray Waller, a former baseball player forced into early retirement by illness, the film explores themes of loss, desperation, and the haunting power of past secrets.

Director Bryce McGuire skillfully crafts an atmosphere of unease, using the seemingly innocuous setting of a suburban home with a backyard pool as the stage for supernatural terror to unfold. As Ray, portrayed with raw emotion by a captivating lead, seeks solace and therapy in the water, the sinister forces lurking beneath the surface slowly unravel.

The film’s pacing is relentless, building tension with each passing moment as the Waller family becomes ensnared in the grip of an ancient evil. From subtle hints of paranormal activity to spine-tingling manifestations, the horror escalates to a crescendo that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.

What truly sets “Night Swim” apart is its exploration of familial bonds amidst adversity. As Ray struggles to protect his loved ones from the malevolent force threatening to consume them, the film delves into the depths of parental instinct and the lengths one will go to for the sake of family.

While the plot may tread familiar ground in the horror genre, the execution is undeniably effective, with twists and turns that keep viewers guessing until the final harrowing moments. With stellar performances, atmospheric cinematography, and a haunting score, “Night Swim” delivers a terrifying ride that lingers long after the credits roll. Brace yourself for a plunge into darkness that will leave you gasping for air.

NIGHT SWIM is directed by Bryce McGuire (Writer/Director of Original Short) and stars Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin, “Better Call Saul”), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!Overlord), Amelie Hoeferle (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), Gavin Warren (The Unbreakable Boy, “Fear of the Walking Dead”) and Jodi Long (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Hot Chick).

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  • MASTERS OF FEAR – Horror legends Jason Blum and James Wan discuss why they chose to collaborate on this project, what drew them to this story and why first-time director, Bryce McGuire, was the perfect man for the job.
  • DEMONS FROM THE DEPTHS – Dive into the world of special effects and learn how the creatures in NIGHT SWIM were created to withstand the trials of filming underwater.
  • INTO THE DEEP – Go beneath the surface and hear from cast and crew on the physical and technical work that went into creating a movie that contains so many underwater sequences.
  • MARCO POLO – Director Bryce McGuire breaks down the pivotal scare scene and how the film took a simple children’s game and turned it into a nightmare.

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