What is it about old houses in the countryside that is so attractive to people? Time and time again we see folks in desperation seeking refuge in these places. Only to soon discover their grave mistakes. We have seen it in films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and a similar house in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. I mention these only because they were the first to pop up in my head.
Today I have another film with a creepy countryside house I can add. With Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting’s horror feature, Honeydew. Its written and directed by Devereux Milburn. It stars Sawyer Spielberg in his feature acting debut. He is joined by Malin Barr and Barbara Kingsley. In Honeydew, Milburn explores a twisted interpretation of the themes from the classic tale of Hansel and Gretal.
Below is the synopsis for Honeydew:
HONEYDEW tells the story of a young couple (played by Spielberg and Barr) who are forced to seek shelter in the home of an aging farmer (Kingsley) and her peculiar son, when they suddenly begin having strange cravings and hallucinations taking them down a rabbit hole of the bizarre.
With it’s release, LRM Online interviewed Barbara Kingsley. In Honeydew she plays a very creepy character, Karen. Who is without a doubt the ringleader of the house and the one leading our protagonist to make some very questionable decisions. We talked about how she prepared for that role and what were the challenges that she faced. Also, we talked about the theme of greed. Then she gives us her thoughts on Sawyer Spielberg’s feature debut! You can check out the full interview down below!
Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting’s Honeydew is now available on On-Demand, Digital, and DVD.