The Horror Honeys

Sci-Fi Honey Jam ~ 'Thieves in the Night'


My friend once told me something so right
He said to be careful of thieves in the night
Baby I've lost you here in the crowd
Open your arms I want to be found
Maybe I'm calling your name in the night
Open our eyes we'll feel with our sight


I've been encouraging Horror Honeys readers to check out the film, Sound of My Voice, since it came out. A great way to do that, besides telling you how incredible the movie is, is by sharing the amazing music from the soundtrack. Much like the film itself, "Thieves in the Night" by Hot Chip is, in a word, inscrutable. But you won't be able to get it out of your head. So throw on a white shawl, jam out, and imagine the future. ~RH




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Belladonna Horror Mag: Belladonna 1.4
In this issue: An Interview with Tattoo Artist Tori Bracken, The Neon Deomon: Beauty May Not Be Everything, But It's the Only Thing You'll Remember, We We Warned! 5 Harbingers of the Apocalypse - A Sci-Fi Honey List, and Monster Honey's Fright Fest Highlights: Beyond the Gates and Sadako vs Kayako.…

It's Time to Get Schooled with 'Hurricane Bianca!'

A Revenge Honey New Release Review with Linnie


"Scientists have warned residents to beware the storms with female names, as they are perceived to be less threatening, but are significantly more likely to kill you."

It's not much of a secret that many of us at the Horror Honeys are fans of RuPaul's Drag Race, and all things related to the art of drag. Personally, my favorite drag queen has always been Peaches Christ, as she dabbles in the world of horror and made one of my favorite horror films of all time, All About Evil. But it was through Peaches' stage re-production of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, titled Whatever Happened to Bianca Del Rio?, that I fell in love with 2009 Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio (Roy Haylock). Bianca is the manifestation of every one of our impatient, fed-up, bitchy sides, and it is impossible not to want to body check her with the biggest hug ever (which she would promptly reject and mock you for).

All photos courtesy of Wolfe Releasing
So it stands to reason that the minute I found out Bianca's crowdfunded film, Hurricane Bianca, was officially streaming, I watched it with all of the excitement of a kid on Chrismukah. And kids, it was everything I dreamt it would be.

Taking a Bite out of 'Van Helsing'!

A Guest Honey Horror TV Pilot Review with Addison Peacock


Van Helsing (2016 - )


If you’ve been waiting for an action girl drama with plenty of bite (pun very much intended), then you might want to look into Syfy’s new apocalyptic vampire series Van Helsing. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 28 Days Later’s angsty baby, pairing a Chosen One narrative with zombie apocalypse elements and just a sprinkling of a disaster movie sensibility. What the show lacks in cohesiveness, it makes up for with bold choices and a fun concept.  

All photos courtesy of SyFy
The series premiered its first two episodes on September 23 on Syfy, ready to provide the kind of vampire-based entertainment that none of us even knew we wanted. The series is produced and written by playwright Neil Labute (known for The Shape of Things, Reasons to be Pretty, and others), who has decided to make a genre shift so severe it threatens to give his fans whiplash. The cast includes Kelly Overton as the titular character of Vanessa Helsing, Jonathan Scarfe as Axel the handsome marine, and Rukiya Bernard as Doc (who is, as you might have guessed, a doctor).  

Blu-ray and DVD Releases for September 27, 2016!

What the hell, September 27th? Did everyone collectively decide this was "RELEASE ALL THE THINGS" day? Seriously. There is just no dealing with this mess! YOU DEAL WITH IT!

#52FilmsByWomen with The Horror Honeys ~ Week 38!


This year, The Horror Honeys decided to take a pledge, rather than make a resolution there was zero chance of us keeping. Women in Film has launched the 52 Films by Women project, in which you take a pledge to watch just ONE film directed by a woman every week this year. Easy enough right? And since this is The Horror Honeys, we are going to guide you through the project, every week this year, with a featured horror film written or directed by a fierce female!

Take the pledge yourself here, and check out our next pick below!

Lucifer S2: E1 - Back and Sexier Than Ever!

A Premiere Episode WEB EXCLUSIVE Review with Revenge Honey Linnie

Lucifer (2015 - )


All photos courtesy of Fox
I (along with several of the other Honeys) have been sounding the call for Fox's Lucifer since last year. As a fan of the comic book series spun off from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series... it's really nothing like that. But thanks to the utter sexual magnetism of UK actor Tom Ellis in the title role, and an unexpectedly fun procedural element that works in spite of itself, Lucifer has managed to elevate above basic to one of the more charming and consistent horror-based shows currently on air.

Now, thanks to the Season 2 addition of Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer's as Luci's wayward mom, escaped from the underworld, it looks like fans of the show are in for a hell of a time.

Revenge Honey Jam ~ 'Lend Me Your Face'



Lend me your face
I'll bust it up and I'll replace it
I wanna cut you with glass
You haven't got such a pretty ass now
Wanna put you in a cast
And cast off all my memories of where you been at...


So I've been pushing Irish alt-rock band Fight Like Apes on you guys for a while... AND I WILL KEEP DOING IT UNTIL EVERYONE OF YOU MOTHERFUCKERS IS AS OBSESSED WITH THEM AS I AM.

Sorry, got a little violent there. Anyway. Fight Like Apes lead singer MayKay has basically become my spirit singer, and it seems the band has the perfect revenge jam for any occasion. This week, I chose "Lend Me Your Face," because really, who hasn't dreamed of ripping off someone's face and replacing it with something more suited to their insides?

Just me? Oh. Nevermind. ~RH




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Belladonna Horror Mag: Belladonna 1.4
In this issue: An Interview with Tattoo Artist Tori Bracken, The Neon Deomon: Beauty May Not Be Everything, But It's the Only Thing You'll Remember, We We Warned! 5 Harbingers of the Apocalypse - A Sci-Fi Honey List, and Monster Honey's Fright Fest Highlights: Beyond the Gates and Sadako vs Kayako.…

Blu-ray and DVD Releases for September 20, 2016!

What a fantastic week for collectors! If you love Criterion classics, Arrow's commitment to exploitation cinema, anniversary box sets, you're covered. Can I recommend Dead-End Drive In? It's an awesome piece of Ozploitation!

I'm not! I would never!

The Shallows: A Compliment Sandwich Review

A New Blu-ray Release Review with Revenge Honey Linnie



The Shallows (2016)

When a film exists for the sole purpose of entertainment, and absolutely nothing else, it's hard to cut it down. Such is the case with The Shallows, a movie that in different hands, and with a different star, would probably have ended up on SyFy. But as it is, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Run All Night, the surprisingly adept House of Wax remake) and starring Blake Lively, it's not surprising that so many people reacted so positively to this latest entry in the killer shark genre. Still, as a critic who is automatically twitchy about films that cast sharks as vengeful super villains, and someone who has only seen Blake Lively in traveling pants, I went into The Shallows skeptical.

And turned it off feeling pretty much the same.

But, in the interest of fairness, and since The Shallows never pretends to be anything more than it is, this review is going to consist of a nice compliment sandwich.

No, not THAT kind of compliment sandwich.
This kind. But in reverse. Sorry, The Shallows.
Because it may not have been the worst thing I've ever seen, but I'm not going to let it off easy either.

#52FilmsByWomen with The Horror Honeys ~ Week 37!



This year, The Horror Honeys decided to take a pledge, rather than make a resolution there was zero chance of us keeping. Women in Film has launched the 52 Films by Women project, in which you take a pledge to watch just ONE film directed by a woman every week this year. Easy enough right? And since this is The Horror Honeys, we are going to guide you through the project, every week this year, with a featured horror film written or directed by a fierce female!

Take the pledge yourself here, and check out our next pick below!