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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

HONEYDEW REVIEW



 Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son.


Starring: Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, and Barbara Kingley


Directed by: Devereux Milburn


Written by: Dan Kennedy and Devereux Milburn


  You’ll surely want a piece of sweet “Honeydew” instead of the meal that’s offered on this farm. Sam (Sawyer Spielberg) and Rylie (Malin Barr) might be a couple on a road trip together, but they seem to be on different paths. Rylie is focused on her studies while Sam is trying to prepare for his next acting role. With their minds on their work, their GPS stops working and they have to pull over with a flat tire. They can’t agree on how to get to their destination so they decide to camp for the night.

  While still being distantly together in the tent, a car pulls up with its high beams pointed at the tent. Rylie has an awkward exchange with a guy who tells them that this is his land and they need to leave. They pack up and start walking through the forest until they find a farm. An old lady, Karen (Barbara Kingsley), opens the door and insists on helping them out. Everything seems innocent at first, but that’s slowly going to change.



  This is probably going to be a movie that gets a lot of different opinions from audiences. It’s certainly strange starting with the relationship between this couple. The audience doesn’t know much about their history together, but does get to see they aren’t exactly on the same page. They don’t often agree with what to do, and they're clearly on different career paths. As soon as Karen retires for the night, they both do their own things almost making it even easier for what’s to come for them.

  Things are definitely odd about Karen and her farm. She seems way too nice, but also maybe nervous about something. Maybe it’s just her age or maybe it’s because of what she’s up to. The farm is dark, and not very roomy. Oh and then there’s Gunni (Jamie Bradley), who can’t talk, is bandaged up, and likes to stare at the tv. The couple is awful nice to just accept the reasoning for his condition, and never really question anything about him. Horror fans will know not to trust what’s coming, but the couple was doomed from the start.

  So what’s the deal with the Karen and the farm? No spoilers here, but lets just say she’s definitely crazy. There are a few clues dropped shortly after they enter the home. By the time this one is about over, it will probably have audiences cringing, and shaking their heads. On top of it all, there’s creepy music and voices that are played throughout that just adds to the horror of the situation.



  “Honeydew” is going to start off with some mystery that all plays out in the end. An ending for some that’s very tragic, and cringeworthy. Before getting to the end are a lot of strange happenings and people. Yes, everyone here is odd, even the couple that just can’t bond like they should. Karen is just way too nice, and the audience might become more worried about Gunni than anyone else. There’s some surprises to come on the farm with just a horrific ending. The pace is slow, the music will be unnerving, and the acting is solid all around. With that said, I give it 3.5 pools of blood.


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More information at: http://promotehorror.com/2021/03/10/honeydew-vod-digital-release-on-april-13th/


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