- horror reviews - MOH 2020

The Beach House

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 28min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Plot Summary: A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: A slow burn where things go from uncomfortable to uneasy to scary to weird. If you don't mind a slower pace, it's a great evolution of the normal into the uncanny.

Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
3 out of 4 stars -

With echoes of H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space and Stephen King's The Mist, it's pretty easy to pick out the influences on Jeffrey A. Brown's stellar debut The Beach House, but it's also a film that stands on its own two injured feet. Boasting sweaty, shaky camerawork and a firm grasp on tone, Brown's grisly indie horror flick is yet another piece of work that feels unexpectedly suited to our times. Critics may wrestle with whether or not to reflect the state of the world in 2020 in their analysis, but art doesn't exist in a vacuum, and there's something almost morbidly funny about a movie in which the lives of two young people are upended by something vicious and violent in the air. After a slightly rocky first act that succumbs to thin generational differences, Brown allows his slow burn to catch fire and doesn't look back. You may be regretting not being able to visit the beach this summer. Maybe it's for the best.