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.


Jeffrey A. Brown
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Cast overview:
Liana Liberato ... Emily
Noah Le Gros ... Randall
Jake Weber ... Mitch
Maryann Nagel Maryann Nagel ... Jane
Michael Brumfield Michael Brumfield ... Police Officer
Matt Maisto Matt Maisto ... Creature in basement
Steven Corkin Steven Corkin ... Infected neighbor
Dan Zakarija Dan Zakarija ... CB Radio Voice
Veronica Fellman Veronica Fellman ... Radio


A young couple head to a beach house to spend some quality time and finds it peaceful when they don't encounter any neighbors around. Their quality time is interrupted by the arrival of unexpected guests and as if that wasn't bad enough, a mysterious fog along with a mysterious infection is slowly spreading around. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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Writer/director Jeffrey Brown said he wrote the script 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. See more »


In the closing driving scene both of Emily's hands can be seen on the steering wheel multiple times from the behind shots, whereas in the face-on shots she's shown to be clearly only driving with one hand on the wheel whilst she holds the oxygen mask. See more »


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What a Weird Movie!
12 July 2020 | by baileycrawlySee all my reviews

Did you ever see a movie that you thought was pretty good, but that was so weird and out of nowhere that you weren't really quite sure how you were supposed to process it as a viewer?

The Beach House is one of the newer additions to Shudder, and, for the most part, it's a pretty standard horror movie. It's a slow burn about a young couple that go to (you guessed it!) a beach house for a romantic vacation together, only to find an older couple also staying at the beach house. For about half of the movie, things are okay - you're just watching a flawed relationship trying to fix itself and grow - but, when things go awry, they really go out with it.

This film has an uneasy feeling throughout. It gives off a vibe of unease, as though it were preparing the viewer for what is to come. There wasn't a moment of the film that I felt I could trust any particular characters, especially once the film really started revving its engine and working toward the final act.

There are a lot of tense moments in the film, which is one thing they pulled off really well. Where it lost me was in the plot, the way it suddenly (and I do mean suddenly) begins to get a little too sci-fi for my liking in a film like this. I'll give it credit for doing something different (it easily could've been very cliched) and trying to be its own thing, but it's an instance where I feel it, perhaps, tried a little too hard to be original and ended up being off-putting as the film went on.

That being said, credit needs to be given where it's due. Everyone acting in this film did a great job. The characters were relatable and believable. And the shots in this thing are absolutely stunning as well. The aesthetic of the film is eye-catching and beautiful throughout, which made it a film that was still enjoyable despite its faults.

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9 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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North Truro, Massachusetts, USA

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