The Swimmers is a Thai horror movie that was released in 2014. The movie stars Chutavuth Pattarakampol (March), Thanapob Leeratanakajorn (Tor), and Supassra Thanachat (Kao), the actors and actress from a popular Thai TV series named Hormones. And it is directed by the director of Ladda Land, a Thai horror movie that was very successful when it was in the cinemas.
The Swimmers is about the swimming athletes named Perth and Tan, who are good friends, but also competitors in competitions. Even if Perth is practicing very had, he is still way behind Tan. Besides, Perth falls in love with Ice, Tan’s girlfriend. Things become complicated when Ice is found dead mysteriously in a swimming pool. Tan decides to find the killer in order to revenge. Perth’s secret is gradually revealed.
In Thailand, while this film was in the cinemas, I have heard many negative feedbacks about it. So, I decided to not watch it in the cinema. And I did not set expectation when I watched it at home. After watching the film, I think it is not that bad. It is much better than many Thai horror movies, but it is just not as good as Ladda Land or other Thai horror movies from GTH. There are some plot holes and unrealistic scenes, and many people do not like the ending (but I like it!). For me, it is still an entertaining movie.
If you are a fan of GTH horror movies, I would say do not set expectation with this movie much. Here is the movie’s International Trailer. Enjoy watching!
Have you ever watched The Swimmers? Do you like it? Share your thought with me in the comment!