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HONEYDEW – John Mehrmann

April 30, 2021 Leave a comment

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

Honeydew is a new low-budget horror drama written by Dan Kennedy and directed by Devereux Milburn. It tells the story of a young couple, Sam and Rylie (played by Sawyer Spielberg, the son of Steven, and Malin Barr), who seek shelter in the home of an aging farmer named Karen (Barbara Kingsley) and her peculiar near-mummified son Gunni (Jamie Bradley), and gradually begin to experience strange cravings and hallucinations. Roger Ebert’s website called it a “camping-trip-gone-wrong horror” and a “tribute to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with some Hansel and Gretel mixed in,” and talked about the unnerving atmosphere the film creates, with its oddly orange-hued color filters, oddball characters, and atmosphere of encroaching dread. This latter element is increased enormously by the film’s score by composer John Mehrmann. Read more…