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New horror Infinity Pool is being called the ‘most messed up film of 2023’

New horror Infinity Pool is being called the ‘most messed up film of 2023’

After being out in the US for just a day, Infinity Pool is being described as the 'most messed up film of 2023'

If you are looking for a new horror film to watch later this year, you may want to check out Infinity Pool if you are brave enough.

The new film premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival earlier this week, and began with a limited release in the US by Neon yesterday (27 January).

But unfortunately for us UK lot, we will have to wait until 24 March to be able to watch this latest horror.

But it does mean we can consume ourselves in reviews of the film to get an idea if heading to the cinema with a bag of popcorn on day one is a good idea.

Vogue, for example, describe Infinity Pool as the 'most messed up horror movie of 2023', but that isn't exactly a bad thing.

So, what exactly is Infinity Pool?

Well, Infinity Pool starts off at lovely, isolated island resort where characters James and Em are enjoying the perfect holiday.

Sounds lovely, right?

But things quickly turn horrible for James and Em as they are guided by the mysterious Gabi outside of the resort grounds and find themselves in complete horror.

The synopsis reads: " A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you'll be executed, or, if you're rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead."

If you are not great with horrors, it may be best to skip Infinity Pool.
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Infinity Pool is directed by Brandon Cronenberg - the son of veteran director David Cronenberg.

The apprentice burst onto the scene with Possessor a couple of years ago, another film that had a lot of viewers hiding behind their sofas.

Alongside Cronenberg as director is Andrew Cividino, Rob Cotterill, Jonathan Halperyn, Karen Harnisch, Anita Juka, Daniel Kresmery, Christina Piovesan and Noah Segal as producers.

The Northam actor Alexander Skarsgård stars in Infinity Pool, alongside Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman, Thomas Kretschmann, Amanda Brugel and John Ralston.

Since its short time out in the wild in the US, Infinity Pool has been met with the largely positive reception, despite how messed up it may be.

The holiday well and truly took a wrong turn.
NEON/ YouTube

It sits at an impressive 88 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes - making it a firm recommendation from the review aggregation site.

Almost all reviews pointed out the level of horror in Infinity Pool, something that will certainly be making some viewers cover their eyes.

In FT's recent review, they wrote: "It is a self-conscious but effective midnight movie, with strobe and bad-trip sequences that make you want to stay at home for spring break."

Meanwhile, Toronto Star's review said: "Brandon Cronenberg delivers the shivers, and more than a few WTF moments, with a vacation inferno creeper that gnaws at the mind."

Featured Image Credit: Elevation Pictures

Topics: TV and Film