I saw Honeymoon a good few months ago. The reason I didn’t post this up is that it requires a very delicate handling to not ruin the story and I’m not exactly sure I’m up to the task. But, when I asked for suggestions, Mel at The Creative Fox Den told me to do Honeymoon. Plus, she did point out that it is perfect since I did just get married. We have a postponed Honeymoon but hell, I sure hope my Honeymoon never turns out into this horror. It is quite perfect for the Halloween Marathon plus, its still etched rather deeply in my mind so let’s do it! 🙂
Oh, expect a short write-up/review 😉
Director and co-writer: Leigh Janiak
Cast: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown
A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night.-IMDB
Honeymoon is a rare gem. One that knows when how to build the mood and character slowly and then flip the situation around as it decelerates into another new horrific world of the unknown. We are left with questions as the plot slowly unfolds after Bea, the newlywed wife disappears into the woods one day and reappears. Its one that makes you wonder what is going on and offers you up solutions that are all possibilities of outcomes.
The cast here is small. We have Rose Leslie who plays newlywed wife Bea and Harry Treadaway who plays the husband. They both are fantastic at their roles. They can show their love and as whatever unknown has caused Bea to change starts breaking them apart, you can still see the connection they have. There’s this reluctance to separate that you can feel.
The setting itself is in a secluded cabin close to a lake. Its quiet all around. The perfect place for something like a honeymoon getaway to turn awry. The music compliments the atmosphere perfectly as well.
You know what? Honeymoon is one to be experienced fully. Don’t watch the trailer, have as little knowledge as you can going in. Let its thrills and mysteries, its creeps and horrors consume you as you watch the story unfold. Its exactly for these reasons that I love the world of indie films. You never know what to expect.
Have you seen Honeymoon? Did you like it? (Let’s try and keep it spoiler-free.)