Shudder has been giving subscribers a lot of great content during the pandemic and this week is no exception. The horror streamer is set to release The Beach House on July 9.
In this environmental creeper, we find Emily and Randall taking a trip to his family’s oceanfront property:
“Their off-season trip is 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.”
The trailer, which follows below, has the feel of both The Thing and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Director Jeffrey A. Brown has a background in location scouting and utilized that skill to set the mood for The Beach House. Moreover, he wanted to make a film that celebrated Cronenburg’s usage of body horror, with a dash of John Carpenter, “and the cosmic nihilism of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories.”
Brown says in a statement about the film:
“The Beach House is an attempt to have a direct, honest conversation with the audience. I wanted to take what I felt was missing from horror movies and inject that into the script and production plan. My concerns about the onset of an environmental apocalypse provided the vehicle for the horror, while an interest in evolutionary science became the microbial fuel of the story.”
The Beach House arrives on Shudder July 9.
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