Honey Radio - Episode 17 - MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH

Welcome to Episode 18 of Honey Radio!

In our 18th episode, DON THACKER from IMAGOS FILMS - the writer/director of MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH talks (at lightning speed) about The Mold, his strange journey from LA to Motivational Growth, and the fungus among us that will eventually kill and devour you because science!

Find Don Thacker on Twitter: @skinnytie 
Imagos Films: @imagosfilms
The MOLD: @the_mold
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Motivational Growth on Twitter: @motgrowth

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Starring: Head Honey - Kat @horrorhoneys 
Revenge Honey - Linnie @linnieloowho 

Guest Honey - Lisa @lcfremont

Honey Jam - 'Rebecca'

A Hardcover Jam!

Max, you're so distraught.
Perhaps, I'll help you out.
You're wife was so much more than me,
But I can be her now.
I can be her now...

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...

If those words don't mean anything to you, then maybe this will?

I try and recommend sister act Meg & Dia Frampton to anyone who is a lover of literature, because so many of their songs are actually based on classics works of fiction. While several of their songs manage to bring the creepy, none stirs my little black heart strings more than Rebecca. The song is written from the viewpoint of the unnamed heroine of Daphne du Maurier's novel, and it actually sounds like a sweet love story... that is unless you know the true story of the titular Rebecca.

If you aren't one for reading (shame face on you), then you can also get the story from Alfred Hitchcock's Academy Award-winning film adaptation of Rebecca, which had to change the story slightly due to the production code but is still a mastery of haunting cinema.

In the meantime, listen to this week's Honey Jam from Meg & Dia and let yourself get lost in the story, darklings! ~RH

Five Questions with John Jarrat!

A Horror Honeys Interview

Before the official release of Wolf Creek 2 on April 17, Mick Taylor himself, actor John Jarratt, spoke with the Horror Honeys! Read what Jarratt thinks about the future of Ozploitation, Australian cinema, and working with Quentin Tarantino, in just five questions...

Hardcover Honey's Book of the Week!

Ugly as Sin by James Newman

Author James Newman has a number of published works, including the intriguingly titled “666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions”, and I was recently lucky enough to receive a review copy of “Ugly as Sin” for my reading pleasure (and it mostly WAS a pleasure, although I did feel like I needed a shower when it was all over). 

The only problem with reading a book titled “Ugly as Sin” is that it has caused me to sing lost 80's classic “Never Say Never” by Romeo Void under my breath for the last 10 days simply because the song features that line “A couple walks by, ugly as sin, but he's got her and she's got him”.  Aside from giving me an unshakable earworm, I really enjoyed this work and I bet you will too.

The story of Nick Bullman, AKA wrestling star The Widow-Maker, the story starts off strong, with Nick being accosted by two brainless wrestling fans (wait, is that a given?) who stop him as he's leaving a local civic center after a match.  These two (who Nick dubs “Rebel Yell” for a Confederate flag t-shirt and One Arm, because he has, you know, one arm) seem to take the wrestling storylines more seriously than most, and although Nick is dismissive of them at first, he quickly learns that they mean business, as they assault him using not just their fists but baseball bats, steel-lined gloves, and eventually, much to Nick's dismay, a knife (“one of those big mean sons-a-bitches with a serrated blade, spiked knuckle guard”).  Hours later, when help finally arrives, Nick is a man who has been scarred for life – literally.

Scream Park: Death is the new attraction.

A Slasher Honey Indie Review - Kat

Scream Park (2014)

It has to be said that reviewers have it pretty easy - we sit back, removed from the creative process and we judge films, trailers, photos, everything based on how we're feeling at the time. Maybe we're horror hipsters who like our slashers to be a certain way, maybe we wanted to be filmmakers and couldn't hack it so out of jealousy we take it out on people who do make their creative dreams come true. 
Sometimes, we do it because we love movies.


More specifically, I love horror movies. Gut wrenching, goosebumpy, trauma filled horror movies that make me feel something. Indie films, big budget Hollywood releases, student films - I don't care. It just needs to make me - FEEL.

I received a copy of Scream Park just before it's DVD and VOD release date on April 22/2014.

The plot: A failing amusement park takes drastic measures to increase ticket sales.

No seriously, that's the entire plot.

What was good: The IDEA of Scream Park is good, the twisted plan of the equally twisted park owner is good.

What was very very good: The location. Although there's no real cinematography to speak of, a lot of time is spent on shots of the amusement park itself, which is great. Amusement parks are incredibly eerie, especially in the dark when they're empty and falling into disrepair. Doug Bradley is brilliant in his 5 minute cameo, and his scenes are literally the best in the film as far as editing, lighting, sound and dialogue and concerned. Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy) was surprisingly amazing given the limitations of his role, and he plays the villain well. One death (and only one) in particular made me smile- an ax you didn't see coming until it was too late.

What was horrid: Story development left a LOT to be desired in Scream Park. The characters were shallow, one-dimensional stereotypes - the token black guy (who dies first, of course), the slut (yes, there are boobs in this film!), the jock, the geek, the goth chick, the bubbly blonde, the missing boyfriend, the punk, and our squeaky clean final girl. I felt nothing for these characters except mild disdain and a weird sense of accomplishment as their deaths happened in a predictable sequence.

The verdict: The build-up for this film, as well as not one, but TWO successful crowd funding campaigns really had me expecting more from Scream Park than a recycled story that I know I've seen before. The possibility for more was there, as was the funding, and I feel like there was a much more interesting story waiting in the wings that just didn't get to happen.

Three "backwoods maniacs" out of Five for this boring slasher flick.

Slasher Honey's Meme of the Week!

Honey Jam - 'Hellhound on my Trail'

Supernatural Jam!

I've got to keep moving
Blues falling down like hail
And the day keeps on remindin' me
There's a hellhound on my trail

Perhaps there is no greater myth in all of musical history than that of the origin of blues musician Robert Johnson's talent. Everyone has heard the story: a young Robert Johnson, desperate to become a master of the blues, meets with the devil at a crossroads near Mississippi's Dockery Plantation. There, Johnson traded his soul for mastery of the guitar. Whether or not you want to believe the story is your call. Many rock and roll historians now believe that the story began when on-lookers saw Johnson practicing in a graveyard and spun the story from there. However, songs like Crossroad Blues, Me and the Devil Blues, and today's Honey Jam, Hellhound on my Tail, certainly do their part to encourage the legend of a boy, the devil, and a guitar. ~RH

It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World. Literally.

The Beast Must Die (1974)

By now you should have read the lovely Zombie Honey's post about upcoming changes. If you haven't, shame on you! Get on that! Just as she will be taking on Mummies and Frankenstein's Monster, I will be adding Vampires and Werewolves to my repertoire. Frankly, I couldn't be happier! Vampires got me started in horror and my love of these bloodsucking fiends knows no bounds. I also have great affection for the lycanthrope. 

Today I bring you something very special. A movie that is not only a movie about werewolves, but an interactive game!

Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart), a millionaire and avid hunter, has a full weekend planned for him and seven friends at his country estate. He is certain one of his guests is a werewolf and intends to find out which one it is and destroy them.