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Theatrical Review: HONEYMOON



Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. (c) Magnet Releasing



> Solid debut for writer/director Leigh Janiak.

> Character-driven and gore-soaked, HONEYMOON is basically a Kubrickian mumblecore mash-up of H.P. Lovecraft and THE EVIL DEAD.

> Leads Rose Leslie (GAME OF THRONES, soon to been alongside Vin Diesel in THE LAST WITCH HUNTER) and Harry Treadaway (Victor from PENNY DREADFUL) have great natural chemistry that’ll keep you invested even when the movie starts to lose its damn mind.

> Heather McIntosh's playfully deceptive score. One minute it’ll be sweet and innocent, the next it’s gut-wrenchingly bombastic.


> You might need to take a shower after witnessing all the nastiness in the third act.

> The ending was a little TOO ambiguous. Would’ve been nice to get some of kind of an answer as to what the hell was going on.

> Horror movie clichés abound. The worst is that Bea and Paul don’t get the hell out of Dodge when the weird sh*t starts happening. As if it wasn’t bad enough these two chose to spend their honeymoon at a cottage …in the woods …near a lake …in Canada …he decides to say there AFTER she begins sleepwalking in the nude, forgetting things like how to say words properly and who he is, being coy about where the mysterious bite marks on her inner thigh came from, and makes up excuses as why she doesn’t want to boink him. What a rube.


J Bryant




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