Honeydew ★★★★½

Nightstream Film Festival

Film #3

I seem to really like this film more than most here at Letterboxd. Admittedly, it took me quite a while to warm up to this one. But as we lurch toward the climax, I was all in. I loved the ending (I'm a sick person but that's okay).

The comparisons to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre meets Hansel and Gretel are apt. There's no getting around it. The film is mainly an exercise in sound editing, almost to a distracting level. At one point, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to the end. Yet I thankfully persisted.

I'm not sure when the film turned around for me. It took a while. But once things get going, it's a wild ride to the end.

However, I'm not sure to whom I can recommend this film. Popeye and Betty Boop fans? Horror fans with a lot of patience? I hope that it finds an audience though. I think it could gain a weird cult following. If nothing else, I know that the film will not be leaving my memory anytime soon. And I cannot ask for much more than that.

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