Sinister Screens

Honeydew (2020) ★★★



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


My official Honeydew list:

(To avoid spoilers, don’t look up any of the items below)

  1. Get Pete a working wristwatch
  2. Disinfect orbitoclast
  3. Oil captive bolt stunner
  4. Sauté the long pork
  5. Wash window on living corpse box
  6. Talk to Steven about getting his son better roles

Honeydew is a creepy slow burn which layers on atmosphere heavy, but goes light on anything visceral or violent. In parts, it’s too slow. While not redundant from popular horror themes, it’s weirdly a combination of several unoriginal ideas: scary old people, isolated farmhouse, uninvited guests welcomed by strange people, car breakdown in remote area where there is no cell signal, and some mystery meat.

This is a film I’m glad I watched, but not one that merits multiple viewings. Steven Spielberg’s son (Sawyer) makes his acting debut in horror here and is quite good, alongside the equally competent Malin Barr (as Rylie). So the acting is solid, the vision of the film was nicely dark and eerie, but nothing really stood out to make it a better than average horror film, even for a slow burn.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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