Honey Buzz ~ You Had Me At Traci Lords vs. Sharks

A Zombie Honey Trailer Alert by Bella

Okay listen: I am, like, 99.9% likely to watch anything you tell me has Traci Lords in it. I’m also 110% likely to watch anything with sharks, despite my otherworldly fear of them. So, telling me there is a movie out there wherein Lords is a detective hunting a bunch of women prisoners, who are being hunted by ancient sharks in a swamp, is like telling me here “here, eat this brownie.” BECAUSE I’M GONNA!

This gem of a movie, aptly titled Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre, is completely cashing in on the sharkpocalypse that has been happening since the first Sharknado. And by cashing in, I mean: hey look, another ridiculous shark movie on SyFy that I’ll totally watch in footie pajamas with popcorn and cola.

Sci-Friday Jam ~ ‘We Will Become Silhouettes’

All the news reports recommended that I stay indoors 
Because the air outside will make 
Our cells divide at an alarming rate 
Until our shells simply cannot hold all our insides in,

And that's when we'll explode
(and it won't be a pretty sight)
And we'll become 

Silhouettes when our bodies finally go

Don’t let the upbeat pop-electronica sounds of this song fool you: there’s some extremely depressing shit happening lyrically in The Postal Service’s 2005 single “We Will Become Silhouettes.” A collaboration between alt-rock singer/songwriter Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), indie rock goddess Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) and DJ Jimmy Tamborello, The Postal Service released only one album more than a decade ago before splitting up to resume other musical side projects, but their platinum-certified Give Up still reverberates in college dorm rooms and coffee shops around the globe. Laid over cheery keyboards and a peppy drum machine beat, Gibbard’s vocals tell the story of a man entombed in a fallout shelter after a hellish nuclear catastrophe makes the earth uninhabitable. As he descends into madness (“I'm screaming at the top of my lungs / pretending the echoes belong to someone”), the narrator paints a portrait not dissimilar to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, where shadows left behind by those victims leave “silhouettes” in this song. The next time you snap your fingers to this deceptively cheerful melody, think about its chilling depiction of the end of humanity – and you might be inclined to change your tune. ~ Sci-Fi Honey

Friday Favorites ~ Horror & Sci-Fi FX!

When you watch a ton of horror and science fiction movies, you tend to become quite skilled at recognizing when a film's special effects are good, and when they are total crap. Effects artists don't have to work with unlimited budgets to create terrifying aliens and gory exploding bodies; they just have to love what they're doing. Even ridiculous SFX can be great fun if they're created by people who love the hell out of playing in faux viscera and extraterrestrial goo! So this week, the Honeys have picked out their favorite special effects in horror and sci-fi!

Which film features YOUR favorite effects? Let us know on Twitter, using #favoriteFX!

Online, your memories last forever. But so do your mistakes.

A Horror TV Honey Sacrificial Lamb Review by Lisa

Unfriended (2014)

Much has been made of this new generation that has grown up living their lives on the internet and I am definitely one who does not envy them. Technology has evolved so quickly that we have only taken the time to devour and abuse it. We have yet to step back and thoughtfully look at what its lasting implications are. Sure, we preach that everything on the internet lasts forever, but I dont know that we truly understand what that means until we find ourselves in the same situation as Laura Barnes.

At the center of Unfriended, a found footage cyber horror film, is Laura Barnes and an incredibly ugly YouTube video of her that went viral and, ultimately, caused her to take her own life. Of course, because we are speaking of the online generation, she killed herself in public while people videotaped it. Uh, duh.


A Sci-Fi Honey Classic Review by Katie

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Exterior, night: two men are driving down a winding country highway, engaging in typical “road trip” games and innocuous banter to stay awake. In a self-referential moment, the subject turns to favorite episodes of The Twilight Zone; suddenly, things take a turn. Car Passenger (Dan Aykroyd) asks Car Driver (Albert Brooks) “hey… you wanna see something really scary?” With those words, the Driver (as well as the audience) crosses into that fabled fifth dimension, brought to light time and again by Twilight Zone series creator Rod Serling. In the early 1980s, four film directors got together to remake three definitive episodes and create one new segment for a four-part anthology film, and Twilight Zone: The Movie was born. While some segments hold up better than others, the film is one of the better sci-fi/horror anthology offerings in the genre, featuring some imaginative revisions of classic stories and plenty of scares to thrill you as you navigate the land of shadow and substance. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, Twilight Zone: The Movie!

Honey Buzz ~ Choice Cannes Trailer ~ TALE OF TALES

Cannes, the elite of the elite in the film festival world has announced its official selections for 2015, and among them is a film that I demand be put into my eye holes IMMEDIATELY.

Tale of Tales is the film adaptation of The Tale of Tales by 17th century Italian author Giambattista Basile. The film is director Matteo Garrone's (Gomorrah, The Embalmer) English-language debut. The film interweaves three separate stories bookended like any good anthology by a smaller story involving a street circus family.

Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones and Vincent Cassel as the royalty of three separate kingdoms (Longtrellis, Highhills and Strongcliff to be precise), I'd be lying if I didn't say that this might be the most excited I've been about a film based on the trailer since Crimson Peak - considering how many trailers I watch during any given week... that's saying something.

Undead Thursday Jam ~ 'Cough Syrup'

Life's too short to even care at all
I'm coming up now, coming up now out of the blue
These zombies in the park they're looking for my heart
A dark world aches for a splash of the sun
Life's too short to even care at all, oh, oh
I'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control

What do I love more than a song about zombies? A song about metaphorical zombies, that's what! Young the Giant's "Cough Syrup" is a song loaded with metaphors that would work perfectly in either a zombie apocalypse, or your morning commute. Who hasn't felt like they were losing their mind in a world full of the walking dead? See kids... the horror of every day life. It's a bitch. ~RH

Honey Buzz ~ UPDATED - Blade Runner 2 News!

UPDATED 04/16/15:

We've been listening to Ridley Scott for a few months as he's been talking about the sequel to Blade Runner, which he's pretty stoked about even though is pretty much not remotely involved (PHEW)... Harrison Ford says it's the best script he's ever read, which makes me laugh in an unflattering manner. Ford is returning to the film as Rick Deckard and a director has also been secured... making this unnecessary sequel (as if there are any other kind) a possibly, maybe real thing in the same vein as The Crow reboot being a 'really real thing' is at this point. Prisoners (check out the Revenge Honey's RARE 5-star review heredirector Denis Villeneuve has been signed on to direct, which isn't awful. At least he knows genre and isn't some prat with two short films to his name.

H1Z1: This is Your Life

A Zombie Honey Game Review by Bella

H1Z1 (2015)
Dev/Pub: Daybreak Game Company
Platform: Windows/PS4

You’ve got your MMO’s (massively multiplayer online game) - which are basically just an extension of your life. Because, let’s face it, when I’m playing WoW, I’m not Bella Blitz. I’m Bellsangue, blood-elf from hell, and I’m hunting and cooking and eating - just like in my real world. Right? Right!

Honey Buzz ~ It's Duchovny vs. Manson in NBC's 'Aquarius!'

"Wow. The love generation plays rough!"

As someone that grew up more than a little obsessed with the REAL 60s (Vietnam, The Black Panthers, second-wave Feminism), there is little I love more than a film or television show that gets shit right. Here's hoping that NBC's David Duchovny vehicle Aquarius, premiering in May, falls into that category!

A new trailer for the show released today make it seem like Aquarius is heading in the right direction...