HONEYCOMB (2022) Reviews of psychological horror

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Honeycomb is a 2022 psychological horror film in which five teenage girls stray from society to try and discover something more special…

Directed, produced and edited by Avalon Fast – making her feature film debut – from a screenplay co-written with Emmett Roiko, who also co-stars.

The Canadian movie stars Rowan Wales, Sophie Bawks-Smith, Jillian Frank, Destini Stewart and Mari Geraghty.


Five small-town teenage girls abandon their mundane lives and move into an abandoned cabin. Growing increasingly isolated, their world becomes filled with imagined rituals and rules but the events of one summer night threaten to abruptly end their age of innocence forever…



Honeycomb’s ambitions perhaps outstrip the narrative’s ability to propel its best ideas forward, and some genuinely interesting implications (particularly in regard to the source of Willow’s intimate knowledge of esoterica) are left open-ended due to a tight 70-minute runtime. Yet what the script lacks in structure and focus is very nearly salvaged by how deeply the movie drenches itself in mood.” Wicked Horror


Honeycomb will have its world premiere at the 2022 Slamdance festival which runs from January 20th to 30th. Slamdance Narrative Features Co-Captain K.J. Relth-Miller said:

“From its first moments, it’s evident that there is something special about Honeycomb. Throughout its strange, unfolding tale, Avalon Fast’s feature debut continuously surprises with her bold and intriguing choices, especially when it comes to her dialogue. With nods toward Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Ann M. Martin’s The Babysitter’s Club, Honeycomb’s classic references mesh beautifully with its fresh, updated take on female friendship and the ominous end of innocence. A lo-fi achievement that perfectly encapsulates the Slamdance spirit.”

Cast and characters:

Henry Gillespie-Graham … P.J.
Emmett Roiko … Emmett
Jillian Frank … Jules
Destini Stewart … Leader
Max Graham … Jude
Reily Houlihan … Mason
Sophie Bawks-Smith … Willow
Mari Geraghty … Vicky
Jaris Wales … June
Rowan Wales … Millie

Filming locations:

The film was shot in the summer of 2019 on Cortes Island, British Columbia.

Teaser trailer:

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