Hon­ey­moon

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Cinema -

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

15 | 86 min­utes Distrib­u­tor: Ar­row Films

In re­al­ity, it

can take months or years be­fore some­one you love be­comes a stranger. One of the most chill­ing tricks genre can play is to ac­cel­er­ate that process – think Miles kiss­ing Becky in In­va­sion Of The Body Snatch­ers.

Debu­tant di­rec­tor Leigh Ja­niak’s an­guished hor­ror plays in the same sand­pit. It fol­lows a young cou­ple cel­e­brat­ing their nup­tials in… yep, an iso­lated cot­tage in the woods. After sleep­walk­ing one night, the wife de­vel­ops strange wounds and sus­pi­cious mem­ory lapses. Is she the same per­son?

Penny Dread­ful’s Harry Tread­away im­presses as the in­creas­ingly para­noid, pan­icked hubby, and the film taps into one of the most ba­sic univer­sal fears with some suc­cess. But a be­lated stab at Cro­nen­ber­gian body hor­ror aside, it never ex­plores any par­tic­u­larly sur­pris­ing ter­ri­tory. Ian Berriman

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