Honeymoon

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(2013) ★★

Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 17 July, 7.45am, 2.45pm and 11.30pm

Newlywed New Yorkers Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway head for an isolated hillside cottage in the Canadian woods for their honeymoon.

After the initial bliss it will go from bad to perverse. Meeting the odd couple running the diner down the road gives Treadaway pause for thought: “I’m not like him, you’re not like her.”

But after finding Leslie slumped over while sleepwalking in the woods, he’s seriously spooked. And her constant ‘I’m fine, I’m alright’ protestations just make matters worse.

The escalating tension between them, unexplained and unresolved, becomes frustrating. Even more so for Treadaway, of course, who’s on his honeymoon.

All this is mildly curious if hardly compelling, and it’s certainly not scary. The two Brit leads rarely sound like natural New Yorkers, while the thin story struggles to fulfil a feature’s requirements.

Most of the nighttime camerawork also leaves something to be desired. It’s more like an unfocused X-Files minus Mulder and Scully, which is a shame because these kids really could’ve used their help.

There’s more fun to be had in the cheap pulp thrills of the Vicious Brothers’ Extraterrestrial (2014), which was filmed in the same British Columbia woods as the early X-Files.

In Honeymoon, even Canada’s fake; it was filmed in North Carolina.

Certificate: 15

Duration: 84min

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