Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HONEYMOON

Honeymoon Movie Review

For their honeymoon, newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) go to the small lake house Bea grew up in. Things begin to turn strange, however, after Bea sleepwalks one night and begins to act...different. This movie starts out very slow as the characters are introduced and they pound home the fact they are newlyweds and in love--cutting out about ten minutes of this would have done wonders for this film. This movie had a small budget and they obviously decided not to spend much of it on a cast. With the exception of very brief appearances by Ben Huber and Hanna Brown playing another couple up the road, Will and Annie, the only actors in the film are Treadaway and Leslie. When you decide to make a film with a cast this limited you are really banking on the actors turning in strong performances--unfortunately, though Treadaway and Leslie are decent actors, they are not good enough to carry an entire movie on their own, and their limitations become evident on a few occasions. All that said, the movie does have a number of things going for it. The presentation of the changes in Bea are subtle in the beginning, and grow at a comfortable rate, leading up to a really impressive final seven or eight minutes. The rate at which the film goes darker and darker is also quite nice, making the viewer feel uncomfortable a little at a time before the end punches you in the gut. There is not a ton of gore or death scenes (not that you expect a lot of that from a film with just four actors) but there is enough blood to possibly leave you queasy.  While Honeymoon may not go down as a great horror film, it is a nice little surprise--I just wish I had not read spoilers about it before viewing you (curse you Netflix reviewers).

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

Honeymoon Movie Trailer

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