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Honeymoon Blu-ray Review

Honeymoon Blu-ray

“Honeymoon” is easily one of the best horror films of 2014.

“Honeymoon” begins with a newlywed couple (Bea and Paul) embarking on a romantic honeymoon getaway at a remote cabin in a small town. At first, things appear to be sunshine and roses for the new couple, but the happy mood soon fades. Not only are local residents acting strange, but Bea winds up missing and is later found in a forest naked unaware of how she got there. From there on out, Paul begins to notice that Bea is not acting like her normal self. Can Paul discover what has happened to Bea? Has she changed? Is she possessed? Is there something lurking in the town?

“Honeymoon” is one of those films that are difficult to review because you don’t want to spoil anyone’s viewing experience. After all, not knowing what to expect is what makes the moody and unnerving horror film so rewarding.

Horror elements aside, “Honeymoon” also works as a character study. Considering there are a limited amount of characters and locations, “Honeymoon” often feels like a stage play in which you get to intimately know the two lead characters Bea and Paul. This up close and personal view of the characters works to the script’s benefits as it makes the overall story about paranoia, trust, love, and perception even more terrifying.

On the subject of the characters, stars Harry Treadway and Rose Leslie (of “Game of Thrones” fame) have great chemistry together. They truly carry the film from start to finish and make the material work wonders.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.85:1 1080p. How does it look? While the transfer is perhaps a bit too grainy, this is a supremely well shot film that looks sharp in hi-def.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? “Honeymoon” is primarily a dialogue driven film so don’t expect too much going on audio wise. With that said, the track is completely adequate.

Extras:
* The standard AXS TV featurette on the film.
* Magnolia trailers and 3 “Honeymoon” trailers.
* Separate interviews with Rose Leslie, Harry Treadway, and Leigh Janiak.
* Behind the scenes footage of two sequences.

Overall Thoughts: “Honeymoon” is a bold horror film that leaves you wanting more in the best way possible. Check it out.

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December 27, 2014 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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