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Studio: Magnet
Directed by Leigh Janiak

Sep 10, 2014 Web Exclusive
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For their honeymoon, Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) escape the bustle of New York City to Bea’s family’s lake cabin in the woods. Their first few days as man and wife are soon spoiled, though, when Bea exhibits odd behavior. At first, she forgets simple things such as making breakfast; soon, her actions are even more inexplicable and alarming, until Paul hardly recognizes the woman he married.

Honeymoon is hands down one of the better mystery-in-the-woods horror films of recent memory. Leslie and Treadaway deliver solid performances that are alternately endearing and unnerving when need be, and director Leigh Janiak (who co-wrote with Phil Graziadei) strings the mystery along just long enough that it doesn’t lose steam. With barely a four-person cast, limited locations, and a run-time under 90 minutes, Honeymoon is a strong example of low-budget filmmaking, despite a somewhat weak ending.

Author rating: 7/10

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