You won’t be able to guess what turn this new sci-fi horror trailer will take

We thought we knew where this was leading…turns out we had no idea.

A first trailer hit the web this week for the new sci-fi horror movie Overflowing swimming pool and boy, is he a savage.

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård and Cleopatra Coleman as James and Em, a wealthy couple vacationing at an all-inclusive resort on the fictional island of La Tolqa.

Guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi (Mia Goth, X), the couple venture outside the compound during which James hits someone with his car.

Much to his horror, James discovers that the crime for any punishment done on the island is death. However, for a hefty fee, he is allowed to rapidly grow a clone of himself to replace his runtime.

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While that in itself would probably already be enough nightmare fuel to sustain a sci-fi horror, the trailer continues – showing Gabi, James and others engaging in various hedonistic and violent acts after the execution.

Even more disturbing is the fact that they wear extremely grotesque masks that are supposedly made of human skin.

The film is written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, who directed one of the best sci-fi horrors of recent years with 2020’s Possessor. He also happens to be the son of legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg.

Infinity Pool doesn’t yet have an Irish release date but will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the US next month.

Meanwhile, earlier in the week, JOE covered trailers for the sci-fi movie mickey 17 and TV shows The last of us and Treason in separate articles.

To check out some of the other big teasers released in the past seven days across the world of film and TV, see below.

Alice, darling

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Beginning with the movies, Anna Kendrick stars in this thriller as a young woman trapped in an abusive relationship who becomes the unwitting participant in a staged intervention by her two closest friends.

Anna, Darling does not yet have an Irish release date.


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In this new sports comedy, which also doesn’t yet have an Irish release date, a former minor league basketball coach (Woody Harrelson) is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities.


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A lifelike doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion takes on a mind of its own and becomes murderous in this highly anticipated horror set to release in Ireland on January 13.

pale blue eye

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In this gothic mystery landing on Netflix on January 6, 2023, a veteran detective (Christian Bale) investigates a series of murders at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York in 1830.

He is helped by Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling), a young cadet at the academy.

skin mark

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Currently sitting at a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, this horror centers on two kids who wake up in the middle of the night to find their father missing and all the windows and doors in their home missing.

It does not yet have an Irish release date.

you people

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In this comedy streaming on Netflix on January 27, a couple (Jonah Hill and Lauren London) come face to face with societal expectations and generational differences within their families.

Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, David Duchovny and Julia Louis-Dreyfus co-star.

Generation V

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Moving to TV, this college spinoff of superhero series The Boys will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2023.

Hunters Season 2

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This Prime Video series about a team of Nazi hunters returns for its second and final season on January 13.

Perry Mason Season 2

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Also returning for a second season is this excellent HBO period legal drama starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans).

It will premiere in Ireland sometime after its March 6 US release date.

Servant Season 4

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This extremely spooky Apple TV+ series presented by M. Night Shyamalan returns for its fourth and final season on January 13.

White House Plumbers

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Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson star in the Watergate-focused historical drama which will be released in March 2023.

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