The Swimmers (Blu-ray release 2014-11-28) is a Thai horror movie about a love triangle – two boys and a girl.  The girl seems to have committed suicide after becoming pregnant after having sex with the protagonist, cheating on her boy friend.  The boy friend vowed to find out who is responsible.

In addition to the usual scares one may find in a Thai horror movie, there is another strange kind of horror that cannot naturally occur but makes sense in this movie.  The use of the swimming pool is uncommon and is well done here.  Instead of relying on ghost only, the human antagonist also provides good tension.  The editing choices for the jumps between past and present are also interesting.  This is one of the better Thai horror movies I’ve watched recently, with the exception of the ultimate ending, which unfortunately does not make sense.

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