In the new thriller, Paradise Cove – now available digitally through Quiver Distribution – Real blood Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten plays a deranged homeless lady who devastates the lives of the homeowners (Todd Grinnell and Mena Suvari) under whom she lives. Quiver provided us with an exclusive clip from the movie that gives you a good sense of the challenge new homeowners Knox and Tracey face when it comes to the irrational Bree.
The film offers a plethora of ridiculously entertaining moments that wouldn’t look out of place in a Lifetime thriller or a two-handed Reagan era. It seems the tone is intentional. In an interview with Horror Fuel, director Martin Guigui (Under the darkness) describes the film as one of those fun 1980s thrillers that were produced in abundance for decades.
“… like Fatal Attraction. There’s some madness and humor and it’s just entertaining. It’s one of those movies where you just want to forget about the world for a minute, 90 minutes, and watch it.”
Although it is “old-fashioned entertainment” (the director himself says), the script written by Sherry Klein is actually based on real events.
“There are a lot of homeless people in California right now. LA has a terrible homeless situation. It got worse during Covid. If you’re going to be homeless, you might as well live on the beach, where the weather is better year round. a big problem here in California That’s what happened to a house in Malibu, people lived under a house because the bottom part of the house gave way to the sand Instead of a basement there was an open on the deck below it “People climbed into the house and slept at night. They left their things in a corner during the day so no one knew they lived there. This went on for months. That’s what it’s based on.”
Writer Klein told That Moment In when she came up with the idea.
“This particular idea came to mind when I was out for dinner with a friend of a contractor who was working on a beach house in Malibu that had been under construction for a number of years. I had driven through it and found that after completion it was The contractor told me that the homeowner had a fight with a homeless lady who lived under the pylons. After this altercation, the homeless woman burned the house! “
Paradise Cove is now available digitally through Quiver Distribution. Watch the trailer below.