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Dark Honeymoon follows a man who marries a seductive woman after a brief and passionate relationship. During their honeymoon, on the Pacific coast, terrible truths unfold as those around them die mysterious deaths. Written by
If you like intentionally bad movies, this might be your cup of tea.
I have a bit of a weakness for inspired camp, especially movies that can walk that fine line between plausible and over the top -- It's a difficult tension to manage, but 'Dark Honeymoon' manages it.
Lindy Booth is the real star of this one. Since her debut on the unfortunately short-lived sow,'Oyssey 5', she's made a specialty of playing crazy girlfriends -- sweet on the outside, but a bunch of broken marbles, once you get her home. 'O5','Wrong Turn', 'Cry_Wolf' and here, she plays the batsh#tinsane girlfriend and does a marvelous job with it.
What is impressive here is the support that writer-director David O'Malley got here -- Eric Roberts, Darryl Hannah, Tia Carrere and Roy Scheider -- strong almost A-list players, all -- each playing supporting roles in what would otherwise be a cheesy teen-age slasher flick. But the demographic of this flick is just a bit twisted, as the protagonists here, Kathryn and Paul are int their mid- to late-20's, already just a bit out of scope for the usual mall crowd.
The other oddity here is the emphasis, if not effort that was put into the music -- though the film has a cheap, raw look to it (think DePalma's 'Sisters') it has a world-class soundtrack that rivals anything executed by Bernard Hermann. The music definitely kicks this movie up 3 notches above whatever dreck it would have been without the efforts of Juan Colomer and his big string section.
If you like Lindy and you're a fan of early, Hitchcock-inspired DePalma, this is one that you probably want to investigate, if only for a fun ride.
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