History Film / ThePool

10th Apr '15 5:56:58 AM erforce
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'''''The Pool''''' is a SlasherMovie from the year 2001.

The students of the International High School in Prague have all [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday just graduated]], and head to a clandestine party held at a vast swimming pool complex. However, as the night goes on, they start dying one-by-one, picked off by a serial killer with a fondness for machetes.

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'''''The Pool''''' is a A SlasherMovie from the year 2001.

The students of the International High School in Prague have all [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday just graduated]], and head to a clandestine party held at a vast swimming pool complex. However, as the night goes on, they start dying one-by-one, picked off by a serial killer with a fondness for machetes.



%%* AirVentPassageway

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%%* AirVentPassageway* AirVentPassageway: The characters realize that they may have chance of escaping through the ventilation shafts. But before they can remove the cover obstructing them from freedom, the killer starts stabbing the vents from below, killing Mike and Martin, and forcing others to retreat back into the building.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Carmen]]in the climax.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: Murders in pools!

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%%* AnAxeToGrind
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Carmen]]in [[spoiler:Carmen is stabbed in the stomach]], but she proves herself to be NotQuiteDead to save the day in the climax.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: Murders The very first death is followed by the victim's corpse being dropped into a pool, spreading blood in pools!the water.



* ChaseScene: The killer chases around in the woods before killing her.
* ChekhovsSkill: Carmen's breath-holding.

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* ChaseScene: The killer lures Kim near his car in the middle of the night, and after revealing himself to her, chases her around in the woods before killing her.
impaling her with his machete.
* ChekhovsSkill: Carmen's breath-holding.One scene demonstrates how Carmen is able to hold her breath underwater for over two minutes. This skill becomes helpful later on when she has to swim through a tunnel to get outside.



* DrinkingContest: There is one between Carmen and Chris.

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* DrinkingContest: There is one between Carmen and Chris. The latter loses.



* FollowTheLeader: It is one of the many films that came after ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''. As if that wasn't enough, ''The Pool'' also copies its opening sequence.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Sarah attacks the killer with liquor bottles.
* GroinAttack: The water slide scene.
* HostileWeather: The prologue happens in a rainy weather.
* LightningReveal: Lightning flash reveals the killer's position to the officer Kadankov before he dies.
* MacheteMayhem: Killer prefers a machete.

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* FollowTheLeader: It The film is one of the many films that came after ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''. As And as if that wasn't enough, ''The Pool'' also copies its ''Scream'''s opening sequence.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Sarah attacks the killer with by throwing liquor bottles.
bottles at him.
* GroinAttack: The A character gets on a water slide scene.
* HostileWeather: The prologue happens in a rainy weather.
slide, and ends up helplessly sliding towards the killer's waiting machete crotch-first.
* LightningReveal: Lightning flash reveals the killer's position to the officer Kadankov before Kadankov, but he dies.
is unable to respond in time and gets gutted.
* MacheteMayhem: Killer The killer prefers a machete.



* ManOnFire: Sarah [[KillItWithFire sets the killer on fire]] in the climax.
* NotQuiteDead: Both [[spoiler:Carmen]] and the killer in the climax.
* PoolScene: Of course.
* RedHerring: Bounces between Greg and Diego. [[spoiler: It's neither of them]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Frank is the killer]].
* RuleOfPool: Almost happens to Sarah.
* ShoutOut: Sarah tells Greg that [[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer she knows what he did last summer]].
* SlashedThroat: Kathryn's boyfriend Oliver is found with his throat cut.
* SuperWindowJump: The killer attacks Kathryn through a window.

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* ManOnFire: Sarah [[KillItWithFire sets the Since killer is covered in flammable liquor from the bottles that Sarah threw at him, she manages to set him on fire]] fire in the climax.
climax by dropping a lit lighter on front of him.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Tommy, aka [[spoiler:Frank]], killed Kathryn in the opening for dumping him, and went after Sarah and her friends at the pool party because she spurred his advances.
* NotQuiteDead: Both [[spoiler:Carmen]] and the The killer seemingly dies in the climax.
climax from multiple stabs to his neck, but rises up again, only to be shot by another character that was thought to be dead; [[spoiler:Carmen]].
* PoolScene: Of course.
With a slasher movie build around it.
* RedHerring: Bounces The potential identity of the killer bounces between Greg and Diego. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's neither of them]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Frank is really Tommy, the killer]].
psychotic killer that the police are looking for]].
* RuleOfPool: Almost happens to Sarah.
Averted. Sarah is almost thrown into a pool, but she panics and kicks herself free.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Sarah tells Greg that she knows about him cheating her by saying that [[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer she knows what he did last summer]].
** One of the taglines for the film is "Underwater, [[Film/{{Alien}} no one can hear you scream]]".
* SlashedThroat: Kathryn's Kathryn finds her new boyfriend Oliver is found with his throat cut.
cut sitting behind the wheel of his car.
* SuperWindowJump: The killer attacks Unable to exit through the front door of her house, Kathryn creeps towards the window-door in the back, only to see the killer behind it. She fires twice with her shotgun, misses, and the killer's jumps through a window.the glass to slash at her.



* WalkingShirtlessScene: Most of the male cast during the party's first stages.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since it's a pool party.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: The killer wears a skull mask.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sarah is afraid of water, due to a traumatic background event.
* YourCheatingHeart: Carmen tells Sarah that she slept with her boyfriend once last year.

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Most of the male cast during the party's first stages.
**
stages. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since it's a pool party.
* WhamLine: Sarah spots the killer's silhouette in the dark, and asks who's there. He answers "[[spoiler:It's me, Frank]]".
*
WhiteMaskOfDoom: The killer wears a white skull mask.
mask that covers the upper half of his face.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sarah is afraid of water, due to being traumatized by her father's drowning when she was young. She manages to conquer this fear in the climax [[spoiler:in order to save her boyfriend from Frank, who's trying to hack him into pieces in middle of a traumatic background event.
pool]].
* YourCheatingHeart: Carmen tells Sarah that she slept with her boyfriend Greg once last year.year, and because of that, she believes that Greg is the killer due to his dishonesty. [[spoiler:Then he appears before them, covered in blood and carrying an axe..]].
30th Dec '14 9:55:32 PM nombretomado
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Notable for being a multi-national production, including an ethnically-varied cast, and for being written by screenwriters who do not have the greatest grasp on the English language. Some of the performances come off as being delivered phonetically, which makes for some very entertaining viewing. Potential OldShame for JamesMcAvoy and Creator/IslaFisher who both appear here pre-fame.

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Notable for being a multi-national production, including an ethnically-varied cast, and for being written by screenwriters who do not have the greatest grasp on the English language. Some of the performances come off as being delivered phonetically, which makes for some very entertaining viewing. Potential OldShame for JamesMcAvoy Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Creator/IslaFisher who both appear here pre-fame.
5th Sep '14 8:38:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Notable for being a multi-national production, including an ethnically-varied cast, and for being written by screenwriters who do not have the greatest grasp on the English language. Some of the performances come off as being delivered phonetically, which makes for some very entertaining viewing. Potential OldShame for JamesMcAvoy and IslaFisher who both appear here pre-fame.

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Notable for being a multi-national production, including an ethnically-varied cast, and for being written by screenwriters who do not have the greatest grasp on the English language. Some of the performances come off as being delivered phonetically, which makes for some very entertaining viewing. Potential OldShame for JamesMcAvoy and IslaFisher Creator/IslaFisher who both appear here pre-fame.
23rd Aug '14 12:29:05 PM Austin
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* FollowTheLeader: It is one of the many films that came after ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''. As if that wasn't enough, ''The Pool'' also copies its opening sequence.


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* ShoutOut: Sarah tells Greg that [[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer she knows what he did last summer]].
1st Mar '14 2:02:12 PM erforce
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The students of the International High School in Prague have all just graduated, and head to a clandestine party held at a vast swimming pool complex. However, as the night goes on, they start dying one-by-one, picked off by a serial killer with a fondness for machetes.

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The students of the International High School in Prague have all [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday just graduated, graduated]], and head to a clandestine party held at a vast swimming pool complex. However, as the night goes on, they start dying one-by-one, picked off by a serial killer with a fondness for machetes.



!!Take a swim on these:

* AirVentPassageway

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!!Take a swim on through these:

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* {{Fanservice}}

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* %%* {{Fanservice}}



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday



* MaleGaze

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* %%* MaleGaze



* WindowPain
2nd Jan '12 9:35:51 AM LouieW
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* AirVentEscape

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* AirVentEscapeAirVentPassageway
22nd Nov '11 7:41:31 PM Greenygal
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'''''The Pool''''' is SlasherMovie from the year 2001.

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'''''The Pool''''' is a SlasherMovie from the year 2001.



Notable for being a multi-national production, including an ethnically-varied cast, and for being written by screenwriters who do not have the greatest grasp on the English language. Some of the performances come off as being delivered phonetically, which makes for some very entertaining viewing. Potential OldShame for James [=McAvoy=] and IslaFisher who both appear here pre-fame.

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Notable for being a multi-national production, including an ethnically-varied cast, and for being written by screenwriters who do not have the greatest grasp on the English language. Some of the performances come off as being delivered phonetically, which makes for some very entertaining viewing. Potential OldShame for James [=McAvoy=] JamesMcAvoy and IslaFisher who both appear here pre-fame.
27th Oct '11 6:26:59 PM RoseHolloway
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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since it's a pool party.
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