In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. 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.Written by
If you can't sit through a relatively slow-paced movie without losing interest and wanting to play Angry Birds, this might not be the film for you. If however you do have an adult attention span and aren't afraid to engage it, this film will reward your patience many times over.
Utilising a vanishingly small cast remarkably well, the film relies on the believability of the dialogue and the fine acting of the two main characters to draw you ever closer into their seemingly idyllic world. I won't go into any specific detail, but it is a technique that pays off as things become more and more unsettling and a real sense of wrongness begins to pervade what was supposed to be a perfect romantic getaway in the woods.
The film successfully ratchets up the tension over the runtime of 87 minutes, and despite a pretty slow start, delivers a lot by the time of the final credits, leaving you feeling genuinely creeped-out and not entirely sure of what you just witnessed.
Honeymoon is that rare beast, a genuinely well-crafted horror movie. The dialogue is genuinely solid, the acting is good, but it's the perfect pacing that really makes this a must-see for any avid horror fans.
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