We have a brand new trailer for the upcoming horror / thriller Honeydew. This movie has several things on paper. First, it was a buzzing title that came out of the Nightstream Film Festival. Second, Sawyer Spielberg plays the lead in his feature film debut. And yes, this is no coincidence. Sawyer Spielberg is the son of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Where his father made his name behind the camera, the younger Spielberg is engaged in acting. In this case, he has enough screen time to prove himself, as this seems like an exciting, minimalist thrill ride.
The trailer opens with what appears to be an attempted robbery on a remote farm in the middle of nowhere. It goes without saying that this does not end well for the perpetrator. We then run into a couple driving down a country road before meeting a troubling child. At night, while they are trying to camp, a farmer lets them know they are on his property. Of course their car battery is dead, so they have one option; go to the old farm and ask the seemingly nice old woman for help. From there things get increasingly strange and disturbing. Not that the two were overrun with options, but they really ended up in the worst possible place, it seems.
The cast also includes Malin Barr (Skyscraper) and Barbara Kingsley (Jessica Jones). It was directed and written by Devereux Milburn. It marks Milburn’s directorial debut. He had previously helmed shorts like Stayed for and Wading. Originally, the film was to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. But like many events in 2020, it was canceled. But it still got a distribution deal after debuting on Nightstream, and will arrive later this year for horror fans to see for themselves. Dark Star Pictures president Michael Repsch had this to say about the film when the distribution deal was signed last October.
“Writer-director Devereux Milburn has skillfully created a macabre vision oozing with style, where genre fans and cinephiles will drool over what he brings next.”
Honeydew revolves around a young couple (Sawyer Spielberg and Malin Barr). They are forced to take shelter in the home of an elderly farmer (Barbara Kingsley) and her strange son. It doesn’t take long for the couple to suddenly start having strange cravings and hallucinations, leading them down a bizarre rabbit hole.
Many films from 2020 were moved to 2021 in the hope that theaters would run normally again. That did not happen. So quite a few of the movies that are released are getting hybrid release, combining theaters and streaming. This situation will be no different. Honeydew arrives in theaters on March 12 and will be released on on demand platforms on April 13. Check out the new trailer for yourself on the Dark Star Pictures YouTube channel.