The Horror Honeys

The Overlook Film Festival - 'M.F.A.'

An Overlook Film Festival Review with Linnie

M.F.A. (2017)

The ongoing issue, and extreme under-prosecution of, campus sexual assault, is one of the major problems plaguing young women in America right now. A revenge horror film that deals with this issue with a subtle, even hand is long overdue.

Natalia Leite's M.F.A. is not the movie to do that.

The Overlook Film Festival - 'Hounds of Love'

An Overlook Film Festival Review with Linnie

Hounds of Love (2016)

Photos courtesy of Fons PR
Some horror films are made to be enjoyed, to elicit scares of the exciting kind, scares that you can laugh about with your friends after it's all over. These are the kind of horror films you watch in groups, appreciate while eating buckets full of popcorn, and have a good giggle when a moment frightens you out of your seat.

Ben Young's Hounds of Love is not one of those horror movies.

Hounds of Love is a dark, provocative, upsetting, terror-inducing, realistic approach to horror, which will destroy your soul and leave you shaken. It is not for the faint-of-heart, and it's all the better for it.

The Willows: A Horror Honey Haunt Review

An Event Review with Kat Wells

I had nothing but terrible experiences with haunted houses growing up. From hometown haunted trails buried deep in the woods to Universal’s House of Horrors (may it rest in peace), I was all palm and ass sweat and full body shakes when faced with the prospect of relentless jump scares lurching out at me from the dark. A few years ago, a dear friend and human security blanket convinced me to lean into the fun of it, and the spell was broken; now, I’m the friend offering to lead the pack through pitch black mazes, laughing and screaming the whole time.

The uptick in recent years of more immersive haunts has been fascinating to observe, but as much as I learned to enjoy traditional haunts, this new, personalized type of spooky experience intimidated me. In the fall of 2015, though I finally ovaried up and dragged myself, screaming on the inside, to CREEP Los Angeles’ inaugural offering.

Santa Clarita Diet: Relationship Goals, Not Foodie Goals

A Full-Season Review with Bella Blitz

Santa Clarita Diet (2017-)

When Netflix hits a home run, they knock it out of the park, hit some innocent bystander on the head, bury them, and wait for them to come back to life clutching their pearls and wreaking havoc on suburbia. At least that’s what I imagine happened when the pitch for Santa Clarita Diet was, umm, pitched.

Which Way Did He Go For ‘A Cure For Wellness’, George

A New Release Review with Bella

A Cure for Wellness (2017)

There is a severe lack of mad scientist movies these days. And, when one comes along, it’s hardly billed that way at all. A Cure For Wellness’ advertising was steeped in confusion and beauty and certifiability. And it should have been, because it is by far one of the most disorienting films I’ve seen in a very long time. But at it’s core, A Cure For Wellness is a mad scientist movie that requires you to look beyond subtext, take things at face value, and try not to get too turned around.

The Double-Standards of Working with Amazon

A Guest Editorial from the Filmmakers Behind Other Halves

Other Halves is a film for adults; it's a horror movie about sex and death and was never meant to be anything else. Our red band trailer made this very clear:

'The Blackcoat’s Daughter' is a Modern Gothic Masterpiece

A New Release Review with Addison Peacock

The Blackcoat's Daughter (2017)

Photos courtesy of A24
The Blackcoat’s Daughter, written and directed by Oz Perkins (I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House), officially released on March 31st, 2017 in a limited release and through video on demand. The film, which stars Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton, and Kiernan Shipka, is a muted, strange picture of the gothic and ethereal, which should come as no surprise to fans of Oz Perkins’ other work. Much like I am the Pretty Thing, The Blackcoat’s Daughter is a female-driven film that is more mystery soaked in frightening elements that it is pure horror, and its character (though somewhat modern) feel as though they have been ripped from the pages of a Bronte sisters novel.

The Blackcoat's Daughter: Obsessed with Possession!

A List of the Best Possession Scenes in Horror Cinema with Kat

The scariest thing about films with a base in religion is that they're often billed as adaptations of a "true story." Horror is all about the unexplained, and the uncontrollable... which is what religion is all about. Possessions are manifestations of things that we don't understand, that are beyond and bigger than ourselves. Possession can strike anyone, anywhere, for any reason. The spiritual attack may not directly be linked to sin (like most horror films), or to a specific action, but usually at random and with great speed and ferocity.

With the release of Osgood Perkins' The Blackcoat's Daughter on March 31, we decided to celebrate a few more of our favorite possession scenes in horror cinema!

Weekly Honey Jam - 'Zombies'

All I see is zombies
Walking all around us
You can hear them coming
(They come to take your life)
You can hear them breathing
Breathing down your spine
All I see is zombies
Hear them screaming at her
They can smell your money
And they want your soul
Here they come behind you
Try to stay alive

Okay, okay. We know Donald is talking about metaphorical zombies.

But that doesn't make this song from Childish Gambino's album, "Awaken, My Love!", any less awesome. If you haven't already listened to the whole album, start here. Then get your ass to your music streaming service of choice and lose yourself in the magic of Donald Glover.

Time After Time: A Horror TV Honey Review

A Web Exclusive Review with Kat Wells

Imagine if H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper knew each other. Were good friends, even. Now imagine that Jack the Ripper took off in H.G. Wells’ time machine to escape the cops and Wells followed him and they ended up in 2017 and were chasing each other all over New York City! Pretty fucking cool idea, huh?

That’s the premise of ABC’s new drama, Time After Time. The show is based on the 1979 film (and novel) of the same name, and this 2017 iteration was developed for ABC by Kevin Williamson (which makes some sense given the Ripper aspect of the story, but which makes little sense given how much I expect out of Kevin Williamson and how little this show delivers).