Featured In Issue 194, February 2015

WSR Score3.5
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Magnolia Home Entertainment
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A young couple's Honeymoon quickly becomes drenched in terror when they attempt to take a romantic getaway. The trip swiftly takes a turn for the worst as Paul (Treadaway) finds his wife, Bea (Leslie) wandering aimlessly around the woods. As Bea's behavior graduates from peculiar to disturbing, Paul begins to realize that there is something far more alarming than just sleepwalking taking place in the darkness of the forest.

Special features include an interview with Actors Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway (HD 09:04), an interview with Director Leigh Janiak (HD 07:28), the featurettes The Worm (HD 01:46) and Canoe (HD 02:33), AXS TV: A Look At Honeymoon (HD 02:23), a festival trailer extended version, a festival teaser trailer, the theatrical trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture is a low-budget production, digitally photographed. The color palette is a bit undersaturated during the dark interior and woods scenes, which exhibits a dim image experience. Shadow delineation is generally poor, and what should be black is poorly defined. Fleshtones are inconsistently rendered. Resolution is generally soft, but decent. Overall, this is an undistinguished picture.

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is mostly dialogue focused, with effectively haunting atmospherics and sound effects that are directionally and at times aggressively delivered. Deep bass extension to sub-25 Hz levels is effective during the mysterious intense segments, to create horrific feelings. The music, likewise, builds to an eerie immersive presence that extends to the surrounds. Dialogue sounds natural and is well integrated spatially. This is an edgy soundtrack that effectively builds with suspense and terror.