‘You must be starving’
Honeydew is a 2020 American horror feature film about a young couple that experience strange cravings and hallucinations; the result of having sought shelter in the home of an ageing farmer and her peculiar son.
Written and directed by Devereux Milburn and produced by Dan Kennedy and Alan Pierson, the Little Sky Film-Rubber Road Productions movie stars Sawyer Spielberg in his introductory role, alongside Malin Barr and Barbara Kingsley.
Honeydew had its world premiere at the virtual Tribeca Festival, which took place in New York City from April 15 – 26, 2020.
In the USA, Dark Star Pictures in conjunction with Bloody Disgusting will release Honeydew theatrically in limited locations on March 12, 2021, before VOD platforms and Digital HD release on April 13, 2021.
Reviews [click links to read more]:
“The comparisons to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre meets Hansel and Gretel are apt. There’s no getting around it. The film is mainly an exercise in sound editing, almost to a distracting level. I’m not sure when the film turned around for me. It took a while. But once things get going, it’s a wild ride to the end.” Adam Hursey
“Honeydew gives a fresh take on a tired concept, stretching the bounds of horror-comedies to deliver something truly bizarre. Its idiosyncrasies likely won’t appeal to mainstream tastes. But for those willing to take an insane trip to a hallucinatory and hellish night of terror, Honeydew makes for one depraved mood piece full of warped humor and shocking violence.” Bloody Disgusting
“Barbara Kingsley is joyously creepy as the mastermind of this macabre, food fetish prison the doomed couple find themselves trapped in and she seems to take real pleasure in breaking them down […] The greatest performances and the best horror movies come completely out of nowhere sometimes, don’t they?” Dread Central
“As the hapless young couple caught up in it all, Spielberg and Barr are nicely paired, and their subtly toxic relationship is well-written. Spielberg threatens to overshadow the whole thing – more because of his uncanny resemblance to Domnhall Gleeson than anything – but it’s a feature acting debut to be proud of. Like his father’s Duel, this is a pared-back genre film more focused on mood and tone than big scares or gore.” Horror DNA
“It’s backwoods hillbilly horror for the arthouse crowd. If you wanted to watch a movie like the original versions of Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The Hills Have Eyes and not experience the blunt force trauma associated with it this is the movie you should watch. Honeydew reaches you emotionally and mentally rather than eliciting responses of shock, disgust or bloodlust. A creeping nightmare that you cannot wake up from.” Screen Anarchy
Cast and characters:
Sawyer Spielberg … Sam
Malin Barr … Rylie
Barbara Kingsley … Karen
Stephen D’Ambrose … Eulis
Jamie Bradley … Gunni
Joshua Patrick Dudley … Thin Young Man
Rachel Alexandria Arnold … Funeral Singer
William Aydelott … Priest
Shauna Mizula … Funeral Mourner