Jeffrey Brown, writer and director of The Beach House (2019) stated that his script was influenced by five films: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Shivers (1975), Like Crazy (2011), Alien (1979), and The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), sharing that he conceived the story around a personal experience where a trip to Cape Cod resulted in ending a relationship with a woman he was dating. He then weaved in his deep affection for ’50s sci-fi. Those are good enough reasons to, at least, add the film to your watch-list if you are a horror and science-fiction lover, isn’t it?
The Beach House (2019) tells the story of a romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts that turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests and the surrounding environment exhibit signs of a mysterious infection. Escaping to a family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane Turner, an older couple acquainted with Randall’s estranged father. Unexpected bonds form as the couples let loose and enjoy the isolation, but it all takes an ominous turn as increasingly strange environmental phenomena begin to warp their peaceful evening. As the effects of an infection become evident, Emily struggles to make sense of the contagion before it’s too late.
AMC‘s horror streaming platform Shudder achieved the distribution rights for The Beach House (2019) back in 2019 and has scheduled its release on July 9th, 2020. The movie was part of the official selection at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Chattanooga Film Festival, and Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, and was nominated for the Octopus d’Or as Best International Feature Film at Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival.
Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber, Maryann Nagel, and Michael Brumfield form the main cast of The Beach House (2019). The movie has been described as “an atmospheric triumph from newcomer director Jeffrey A. Brown… A slick tale of invasion and destruction that’s both intimate and cosmically grand. The Beach House is both a loving throwback to monster pictures from yesteryear, but at the same time, it helps the genre evolve to new places” by Bloody Disgusting. Here you can watch the Shudder official trailer for The Beach House (2019).
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