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[[caption-width-right:288:[[{{Tagline}} Evil has surfaced]].]]

'''''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.

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.

!!Take a swim through these:

%%* AirVentPassageway
* AnArmAndALeg: The killer slices off Mel's leg before killing her.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Carmen]]in the climax.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: Murders in pools!
* {{Catchphrase}}: Officer Kadankov's "Damn kids!"
* ChaseScene: The killer chases around in the woods before killing her.
* ChekhovsSkill: Carmen's breath-holding.
* ClosedCircle: The swimming hall after the murders start happening.
* DrinkingContest: There is one between Carmen and Chris.
%%* {{Fanservice}}
* 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.
%%* MaleGaze
* 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.
* TwoPersonPoolParty: There could have been one if the killer wouldn't have interfered.
* 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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