HONEYMOON

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) 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.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Honeymoon” continues the recent horror trend of creating tales about couples creeped out by remote locations. The wife starts getting pulled away by mysterious forces, while the husband has to figure out what lurks on their new property. At times, the film wants to play like a supernatural “Straw Dogs”. Nobody tries to rape the wife, but everyone seems to know her and they’re all crazier than crap. Which is sad, as too much time gets spent on that instead of the rather charming romance that the early moments are caught onscreen.

Rose Leslie is working hard to escape the shadow of “Game of Thrones” and the young actress seems to be on her way. That being said, I still feel that “The One I Love” stole a ton of focus from the similarly themed film. “Honeymoon” wants to lean on scary more than realistic, yet it will never commit to turning into an outright horror film. It’s frustrating when you think about it in hindsight, but the movie works onscreen. It’s just that “Honeymoon” plays like the blandest of films that you find on Netflix. You might dig it, but it’s not essential.

The Blu-Ray comes with interviews, featurettes and trailers as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par for a low budget feature. The 1080p transfer isn’t amazing, but it works. The same goes for the DTS-HD 5.1 track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.

RELEASE DATE: 01/13/2015

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