Blood Honey (2017)

Blood Honey (2017)
4.8
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 2017 ()
  • Running time: 95 min
  • Original Title: Blood Honey
  • Voted: 523

Tortured by the memory of a childhood trauma, a woman returns after a decade to her family's fly-in hunting lodge to assist her siblings with their dying father, only to find herself stuck in a life threatening nightmare.

#PersonCharacters
1Shenae Grimes-BeechJenibel Heath
2Gil BellowsMarvin Heath
3Kenneth MitchellNeil Heath
4Don McKellarDr. Bert Morrison
  • In One Simple Word... by 1

    Boring! This movie drags it feet so much that it becomes unwatchable. It's a great movie to watch if you can't sleep!

  • Fake reviews? by 4

    This is my first "review" on here. But, I started to watch this and checked the IMDB score and I'm thinking "how" - it's a 4 or so at most. Typical B class movie. Yes, good acting and good try with the story line. But it just felt unfinished and empty.

  • Nightmarish trauma by 1

    'Blood Honey' drew me into seeing it, with a cool poster/cover, an oddly interesting but very potentially silly premise and as someone with a general appreciation for horror. That it was low-budget, which from frequent personal experience is rarely a good sign due to that there are so many poor ones out there, made me though apprehensive as well as the low rating and poor reviews.

    It is sadly however yet another film seen recently, hence some reiteration because the exact same strengths and flaws those films have are present here, that to me was incredibly disappointing considering its potential which it doesn't do anywhere near enough with. 'Blood Honey' is terrible, with a plethora of enormous problems. Next to nothing is good here and pretty much everything is wrong in a bad to appalling way.

    Lets start with the sole positive. The lighting is sometimes atmospheric and spooky.

    Unfortunately, it is not done justice by the rather direct to video schlocky way it's shot and edited and the drab colour palette, so much so it was hard to appreciate it, it was very clear that the film was made in a rush with no care or enthusiasm. In particular, the camera work was a nauseous assault on the eyes with its excessive amateurish-ness.

    Going on further to the negatives, the story does feel paper thin, disjointed and over-stretched and some of it feels vague, under-explained in the last third where the film especially became duller, more predictable, more senseless and less scary. Too many characters are too sketchy and with nowhere near enough to make one want to endear to them. Their annoying and illogical decision making and behaviours frustrates.

    Making the film feel bland and forgettable with not enough heart put into The sound quality is obvious and utilised cheaply (being too loud in the build ups and people's reactions and dreadfully recorded) and it's best not mentioning the uniformly lumbering and histrionic acting that shows a huge indifference to the situation and what is going on as well veering into overwrought melodrama.

    Dialogue can be stilted and rambling, with lots of clichés, lots of unintentional humour that makes some of the film play like a really bad spoof and no depth whatsoever, while the pace goes to a standstill very quickly and drags on forever with very little going on worth caring about and useless padding, never recovering. This wouldn't have mattered quite as much if the character development was present or engaging, instead nowhere near enough is learnt about the characters, and the few attempts to do so are neither interesting or illuminating, actually dragging things down. Found too many of the supposedly shocking moments not surprising or scary and the supposedly creepy atmosphere dreary, due to the excessive obviousness, a lot of dumb and vague moments and explanations and the lack of tension and suspense. Would not have minded the lack of originality (the film is extremely derivative and in a dumbed and watered down way), if the story and atmosphere were at least alright in execution, in reality they were both very poorly done.

    A lot of 'Blood Honey' has underdeveloped plot elements and often nonsensical and confusing character motivations, while too many of the things to make you jump or shocked are far from creative or scary and are pretty tame and easily foreseeable straight off the bat. The ending didn't satisfy and instead came over as dumb and the whole thing felt like an over-stretched-to-beyond-breaking-point short film.

    There is not enough threat, and what there is of it tends to be used poorly and so laughably done it doesn't frighten at all. The film is completely unimaginative and more odd than creepy, with ridiculousness and implausibility being taken to the maximum extremes. Everything here is neither creative, suspenseful or nail-biting. Some badly sagging momentum too. The direction is leaden and like their heart was not in it or ill at ease, with the chemistry between the characters and actors coming over as constantly random and aggressive with the subtlety of an axe. It's all very gratuitous and mean spirited and it is not once creative or scary with a complete lack of suspense or sense of horror.

    All in all, really awful. 1/10 Bethany Cox

  • Wish people would stop writing fake reviews to make things look good by 1

    Just rubbish. I what he'd this as it had a 7.5 rating...but only because it's obviously been hyped. I don't care if films are a bit cheesy or whatever, I just want entertaining. It wasn't. The highlight appears to be when the main character gets it on with some bloke who just appears in order to buy her place, and they both end up covered in honey. Oh yeah, and blood honey is a pun on blood money. Clever eh.rE

  • Didn't impress me. by 5

    A young woman visits her childhood place to look afterher sick father, and an old dark wounds start to come up.Blood Honey is Ok Drama, wouldn't call it Horror, becauseit isn't.

#PersonCrew
1D. Gregor Hageycinematographer
2Amin Bhatiacomposer
3Jeff Kopasdirector
4Robert Budreauproducer
5Ryan Reaneyproducer
6Doug Taylorwriter