Horror has never been more alive than it is right now and a lot of that stems from the understated indie gems that come out each and every month. They’re cheap, they’re thrilling, and they’re often some of the best films the genre has to offer. Cheap Thrills aims at highlighting the upcoming indie horror films (and some other interesting movies that come our way) that should be on your radar.
Thank god for Shudder. The horror streaming service has always been a great platform for genre films — both new and old — but during a time when movies seem to be at a standstill, Shudder has been releasing some of the year’s most talked about films. Their latest, The Beach House, looks like the perfect companion to Color Out of Space; if you’ve seen that movie then you outta be pretty excited for what Jeffrey A. Brown has in store here.
Escaping to a family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane, 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 Beach House is out on Shudder this July 9th. So while you wait, feast on more Cheap Thrills here.