The Fantasia International Film Festival kicks off this week and one of the films set to have a World Premiere at this years fest is Sarah Adima Smith's THE MIDNIGHT SWIM, which is said to be reminiscent of the Aussie classic PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK. Color me intrigued as PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is one of the eeriest and most haunting films I've ever seen. If THE MIDNIGHT SWIM can capture just a little bit of the ominous and creepy atmosphere of that classic film then it should make for a rather intriguing watch.
Below you'll find the trailer for THE MIDNIGHT SWIM, which stars Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino, Ross Partridge, Beth Grant, Michelle Hutchinson and Shirley Venard. The synopsis goes like this:
When their mother goes missing in Spirit Lake, three half-sisters travel home to settle her affairs. The youngest sister, June (Lindsay Burge), a documentary filmmaker, captures their bittersweet homecoming. But when the sisters jokingly summon a local ghost, their relationship begins to unravel and they find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the true mystery of the lake. Transporting its audience to a place drenched in the supernatural, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM is an eerie, atmospheric exploration of the inexplicable pull towards the unknown.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think of it in the comments.