Honeydew (2020)
December 5, 2021 1:22 PM - Subscribe

Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son.

Currently streaming in the US on Shudder.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
Trivia: the male lead here is portrayed by Sawyer Spielberg, son of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:46 PM on December 6, 2021

What must it be like not to have an "Oh, fuck this" alarm? These characters should have noped out much earlier.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:16 PM on December 6, 2021

The student film kinda vibes of the Popeye hallucination sequence made me decide to watch the second half mostly on fast forward. This tries to repackage backwoods cannibal stuff as art film vibes and ergotism poisoning. I didn't go for it, personally.

It has a pretty good visual sense to it, but it tries to get artsy when it should be leaning into the absurd and the grotesque.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:36 AM on December 7, 2021

it tries to get artsy when it should be leaning into the absurd and the grotesque

Yeah, I couldn't agree more with this. The filmmakers obviously had some affection for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, they would have been better off going farther in that direction.

Also, that Lisa Dunham cameo... why?
posted by whir at 12:30 PM on December 7, 2021

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