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Paradise Cove

USA 2021
produced by
Sherry Klein, Dahlia Waingort Guigui, Jacqueline Carroll (executive), Rodric David (executive) for Thunder Studios
directed by Martin Guigui
starring Todd Grinnell, Mena Suvari, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Eddie Goines, Krista Allen, Horacio Galaviz, Eddie Rivera, Ruben Garfias, Kelsey Collins Keener, Karl T. Wright, Scott Anthony Leet, Jacqueline Mazarella, Javier Calderon, Marc Hawes, Dahlia Waingort Guigui, Nick Stellate, Jamie Morrow, William Guirola, Scott Bailey, Adrienne Frantz, Gunnar Blomgren, Paula Rhodes, Michael Teh
written by Sherry Klein, music by Jeff Cardoni

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Knox's (Todd Grinnell) mother has died in a fire in her Malibu beach house, but fortunately the fire wasn't bad enough to actually wreck the house, so he and his wife Tracey (Mena Suvari) decide to move in for the time being, fix it up and then sell it for profit. Sounds like a simple enough plan - if it wasn't for a squatter living under their house, Bree (Kristin Bauer van Straten), a woman who claims (with some justification as it turns out) the house once belonged to her and Knox's mum stole it one way or another. And Bree just refuses to leave, no matter what Knox tries, be it a bribe or the police. And she also seems to have a good standing in the neighbourhood, so no help to be expected from the locals, either. Now her staying would only be half as bad if she didn't after a while start to terrorize Knox and Tracey - and no matter how hard they try to evade her, she seems to always find a way, as the ventilation system allows her to enter and leave the house as she pleases, and it also lets her overhear their private conversations, which she uses to her advantage. It really gets bad though when Bree kills one of the contractors (Eddie Goines) working on the house, as now she has become the cat in the cat and mouse game they were playing - and she's determined to play till the end ...


A very solid and well-played thriller that doesn't go down the spectacle route but takes a slowburn approach to things. In other words, it uses its structure and build-up to create tension and suspense, and this way really manages to get into one's head. It likewise chooses atmosphere over all-out action, and actually captures the dreamland of Malibu Beach at its creepiest. And all of this combines to a piece of genre cinema one's bound not to forget anytime soon ...


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