Honeydew is one of the most unnerving films I’ve watched lately. Not necessarily because of reasons you might expect.
The film is written and directed by Devereux Milburn (shorts “Stayed For” and “Wade”) and stars Sawyer Spielberg in his feature acting debut, Malin Barr (Skyscraper, First Love, CBS’s “Bull”), and Barbara Kingsley (The Straight Story, “Jessica Jones”).
A major part of a film’s suspense level is the music used. The score for Honeydew is equally unnerving and eerie. Music helps to build tension and the score works perfectly with the story.
The film tells the story of a young couple (played by Spielberg and Barr) who are forced to seek shelter in the home of an aging farmer (Kingsley) and her peculiar son when they suddenly begin having strange cravings and hallucinations taking them down a rabbit hole of the bizarre.
There’s one scene that is in the film which made my skin crawl. It is hard for me to watch a moment of torture that is slowly happening. If you have seen The Loved Ones, you’ll get an idea is what I’m talking about.
I love Kingsley’s performance. The blank stare she uses periodically has bored a hole into my brain. It made me think of the look the author had during A Clockwork Orange.
Spielberg and Barr are great. Spielberg’s performance is powerful and he has such a great presence on screen. It’s cool to see Barr in another big-screen role. Her facial expressions are wonderful, especially her eyes.
Honeydew is a great horror film that will leave you breathless and wanting to see more. Check it out now on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on April 13, 2021.
Watch the trailer for Honeydew: