The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for THE GIFT

Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for THE GIFT

So, this Honey is a little confused... JUST last week we Buzzed about a new Blumhouse production making its way to theatres. Newly titled The Gift, the directorial debut of Joel Edgerton is getting a wide release on July 31st (obviously because Blumhouse) and I wasn't fully convinced that anything had been started on this film aside from casting and a title change.

Sidenote: Wouldn't it be amazing if EVERY first time director got a giant theatrical release plan?

Consider me blindsided by the fact that the film is complete, and they've just dropped the first trailer.
I hope they take some time to update their goddamn IMDb page so that the rest of the world can catch up.
Pocket full of NOPE
Written, directed by, and starring Joel Edgerton (because why the fuck not), The Gift tells the story of Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), a young married couple whose life is going just as planned (they even have a BABY room set up in their new house! *eyeroll*) until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling (read here, stalking), a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years (actually, it's 25 years according to the trailer). As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

So, as with the description, the trailer is basically a miniature version of the film. Happy couple, meeting a weirdo (OMG that was the original title! *eyeroll*) who claims to know the husband. Wierdo inserts himself into their life, and the wife is a gullible shit who accepts said weirdo's presents/"gifts," unannounced visits when she's home alone, etc. How about NO. There is some serious Single White Female action going on in The Gift, and they also receive multiple physical gifts from their stalker admirer that include a CD of presumably awful acts committed by the weirdo. There's also a dog in the trailer, and then near the end... the dog is gone, so there's likely a dog murder in there as well, and a koi fish murder. Can we be done with this "traumatic death of a pet" plot twist now? Anytime now.

So... yeah. You go, Joel. You debut and stuff.


The Gift will get a wide theatrical release on July 31st, 2015, but really, just watch the trailer a few times and you'll get the point.