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horror / USA / 2020 / 1h 46min

# fear and terror / wilderness / religious fanaticism / hallucinations / amputations / scary old lady / fresh meat / weird sounds / no signal / Polish premiere



Hansel has Gretel and Hills have eyes


Rylie, together with her boyfriend Sam, went away to the wilderness. This time it was not about carefree fun by the lake. The girl is gathering material for her scientific work on parasite, which destroyed surrounding crops, decimated the cattle and began to harm the locals. The trip quickly changes to go against the grain. Somebody drives them off their tent, the car breaks down, and encountered snares on bears are not heartening. Walking through the woods, the couple come across a lonely cottage peopled by a nice (but with no sense of reality) elderly woman. Heart-warming hospitality, combined with subsequent strange habits, create disturbing atmosphere. But this is just the beginning. Meanwhile, the couple has been haunted by hallucinations. When one of them disappears, and the physically ill son of the old lady is trying to say something, everything comes together… Rylie and Sam are in a deep wood and they are going to end up pushed to a preheated oven at best.

Devereux Milburn, in his first feature film, takes us on a trip around extremely disturbing regions of horror. Despite the fact that he wanders on familiar paths, he provides for building atmosphere full of uncertainty and insecurity at every step. Motifs from the tale about Hansel and Gretel mix with horrors such as “The Hills Have Eyes” or “Apostle” . Everything is covered with thick, worrying, and off-putting climate. The whole is complemented with great acting, play with the film editing and wretchedly amazing soundtrack. “Honeydew” is a mixture, which implants under the flesh like a uninvited parasite.

We will see Sawyer Spielberg on the screen – the son of Steven Spielberg, the creator of “E.T.” and “Jaws”.


WORLD PREMIERE: Nightstream Film Festival 2020


Age restriction: 18+


director: Devereux Milburn
screenwriter: Devereux Milburn
cast: Malin Barr, Sawyer Spielberg, Barbara Kingsley and others
director of photography: Dan Kennedy
editor: Devereux Milburn
music: John Mehrmann
language: English
subtitles: Polish