Honeymoon (2014)

Score: 4/10*

Length: 87

Language: English

Categories: recent, 2000s, woods, cabin, alien, murderer

I heard that The Craft is being remade (90’s fangirl squeal!) by the same director as this one, so I was super excited to watch it. Harry Treadaway, from Penny Dreadful, was a pleasant surprise, even though he is less sexy as regular guy than as a creepy mad scientist. I was a little afraid that the characters would be too likable and that this movie about lovers on their honeymoon would be really scary because of it (such as in The Strangers). Luckily, the female counterpart is annoying, immature, and easily disposable in my books. Once she has her little “mishap in the forest”, I find her a lot more digestible as she becomes more strange and uncertain. It’s a little hard to watch a lovey-dovey couple mush it up for an hour when you’re a horror fan. I get that they were trying to invest you in the characters, and both actors did an amazing acting job once it went from head-over-heels to horrified, but ew… love… gross. The movie had a fantastic build-up and I liked how the sense of impending doom created and attention to detail really made the story interesting, but I was let down by the explanation-free ending. It gave me a little bit but not enough. I was hoping for an explosion, and it was just a tiny spark.

*(It doesn’t deserve this low of a score, but the mushy bullshit took it down a few points)

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