Paradise Cove Preview has terrorized householders from somebody who lives beneath the home
In the new thriller Paradise Cove Kristin Bauer van Straten, a True Blood actress, plays a distraught homeless woman who ravages the lives of the homeowners (Todd Grinnell and Mena Suvari) where she lives. Quiver provided us with an exclusive clip from the movie that gives you a good idea of the challenge new homeowners Knox and Tracey face when it comes to the irrational Bree.
The film offers an abundance of ridiculously entertaining moments that wouldn’t be out of place in a lifetime thriller or two-handed Reagan-era movie. The tone seems to be on purpose. In an interview with Horror Fuel, director Martin Guigui (Under the Darkness) describes the film as one of those fun ’80s thrillers that have been produced in abundance over the past decade.
“… like Fatal Attraction. There is some madness and humor and it’s just entertaining. It’s one of those films where you just want to forget the world for a bit, 90 minutes, and watch it.”
Although “good old-fashioned entertainment” (the director’s own words), the script, written by Sherry Klein, is actually based on real events.
“California has a lot of homeless people right now. LA has a terrible homeless situation. It got worse during Covid. If you get homeless, you may as well live on the beach, where the weather is better all year round. That was a big problem here in.” California. That happened to a house in Malibu. People lived under a house because the lower part of the house gave way to sand. Instead of having a basement, there was an open deck under the house. People climbed in and slept at night. They left their things in a corner during the day so no one knew they lived there. It took months. That’s what it’s based on. “
The writer Klein recognized this moment when she came up with the idea.
“This particular idea came to me while going out to dinner with a friend of a contractor who was working on a beach house in Malibu that had been under construction for several years. I had driven it and noticed that once it was completed it was leveled again. The contractor told me that the homeowner got into an argument with a homeless woman who lived under the pylons. After this argument, the homeless lady burned the house down! “
Paradise Cove is now available digitally from Quiver Distribution. Check out the trailer below.