The Midnight Swim
Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom, though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. They find themselves unable to let go of their mother and become drawn into the mysteries of the lake.
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“The eerie sound design by composer Ellen Reid (credited with “soundscape”) plays with overlapping dialogue, ambient noise, discordant tones and, of course, several kinds of water to admirably disquieting effect.”— Variety, Geoff Berkshire
“We get jarring noises in the night, strange phenomena (dead birds left on a doorstep), an old lady imparting distant history (seven sisters who perished in the lake after defying their parents’ wishes and going swimming) and a foreboding ambient soundtrack. Annie has a moment of playacting as her mother that morphs into a kind of possession. And we discover that June has a troubled psychological history.”— NY Times, Andy Webster
“[Smith and Reid are] highly attuned to the simple power of, say, characters cryptically chanting under their breath. Which isn't faint praise…”— The Village Voice, Michael Nordine