My husband, Brandon, has this amazing ability to find good horror films that we haven’t seen before. Anyone who loves horror movies and watches them often, knows how much pure crap is out there. Somehow, Brandon finds the good stuff (I always find the absolute worst, bottom of the barrel stuff. The kind of movies that make you curse them for wasting your life). He also found The Babadook… enough said. If you haven’t read my review on The Babadook, please do so here.
Honeymoon, directed by Leigh Janiak, does not disappoint. The story is based around a couple on their honeymoon (if the title didn’t give it away) who are so obviously and completely in love it melts your heart. They go to the wife’s (played by Rose Leslie, Ygritte from Game of Thrones!) family cottage and things start to go awry after her husband Paul, played by Harry Treadaway, finds Bea wandering around outside during their first night there.
Janiak perfectly depicts the pure innocent love of the two newlyweds. Leslie and Treadaway are so believable together; they have such an honest and supportive relationship. This makes it all the more heartbreaking when Bea’s character starts acting bizarre and Paul does everything he can think of to help his new wife. This film had me on the edge of my seat for most of the movie. It kept me guessing what was happening right up to the end. It was uncomfortable but mesmerizing; I couldn’t look away. It asks the question, “What would you do if the person you love wasn’t the person you love anymore?”. I would highly recommend it and would love to discuss it in more detail with anyone that has watched it in the comments below.
Happy watching! Watch the trailer below: