Thursday, October 10, 2019

Spook Out! Day 10 ~ Honeymoon (2014)

Hulu Says...
"Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to a remote lake cottage 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."

I Say...
You can't say any more than that^ about the film without giving things away, so I won't.

Horror Type...
Supernatural, Thriller, Indie

Main Players...
Rose Leslie as Bea (Ginger Bride)
Harry Treadaway as Paul (Suspicious Groom)
Hanna Brown as Annie (The Gal Ain't Right)

I liked...
  • the slow, steady burn of weird
  • how close the newlyweds were
  • the remote setting--major creep vibes come gratis with a cabin in the woods, as we all know
  • the subtle ways in which the bride lets slip that all's not well with her (much to her chagrin)
  • how even as he's getting more and more freaked out, the groom's main concern throughout is his bride's well-being and how he can help her overcome whatever's troubling her

The Meh...
  • I can foresee some folks being put-off/growing restless with the slowness of this movie's burn (but it kept my attention and interest from start to stop)
  • while the couple's still in the first flush of their honeymoon, their schmoopiness* could be a little annoying to some viewers (*that's totally a word)

Would I recommend it...?
Yes, but take note: though it reaches a horrifying conclusion, the bulk of the film is "merely" unsettling, which may not satisfy hardcore horror fans. OTOH, in the third act there's a gory sequence which may not be appreciated by lighter fans of horror.


My Grade: B+
Rotten Tomatoes Scores: Tomatometer= 75%, Audience Score=44%

Details, Schmeetails...
I Watched Honeymoon on Hulu (the Rotten Tomatoes page linked above provides links to other host sites)
Honeymoon's Wikipedia Page (Contains Spoilers)

This concludes day 10 of


  1. This one's possible for me. I think. I don't want to commit.

  2. Sounds interesting. Sometimes slow burners build up to explosive endings. I'll add this to my TBW list :)


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