The Cast of Cthulhu: The Beach House
Well, now that it’s actually summer we can talk about a film that actually deals with summery things and we’ve got not only the perfect film, but also the perfect guest! Jessica Scott joins The Cast of Cthulhu to talk about Jeffrey A. Brown’s feature directorial debut, The Beach House and boy, oh boy, does this film dive deep into Lovecraftian themes of mankind’s insignificance amongst an ancient creation (and also, tentacles).
The performances are engaging and the practical effects make us cringe and scream, but arguably the film’s most effective tool to deploy is an aesthetic and philosophical depiction of the vastness of an ocean that taps into primordial fears and causes deeply buried emotions to bubble to the surface. If Cassavetes made a horror film, maybe it would look something like The Beach House.