Written by Scotty
Knowing someone is the most important thing in a relationship. If they are hiding something from you, or refuse to tell you about their past, their secret could be not only troublesome from themselves, but for you as well. Being open in a relationship is the only way to make sure that it works, so you know that the person loves you for you, even with all of the mistakes that were made in the past, if your love is strong enough, it is forgive and forget.
Bea and Paul have just gotten married and it is the greatest thing to happen to both of them, ever. Talking about their love on the wedding tape, it is easy to see how much the two are destined to be together and there is nothing, not even money that can get in their way. Venturing up to Bea’s childhood cabin for their honeymoon, the two are able to explore every aspect of each other without being interrupted. As the trip begins, there is nothing to keep the two from doing what they want as their lives have now officially started.
Even though the water in the lake is extremely cold and the two are not able to go for their first married swim together, Paul has a great idea to head down in the early hours of the morning to catch some fish to make the prefect breakfast for his bride. When packing up and heading down to the lake, Paul finds out that his alarm went off several hours too early and decides to head back to bed, but noticing that Bea is missing from the bedroom, he gets very concerned. Searching around the house, Paul is not able to find any trace of his wife, but thinking she is playing a joke on him, he prepares to give up. But his love is much too strong to let her be away from him for any amount of time and he ventures out into the woods and finds Bea standing naked in just off the lighted path.
Carrying her back to the cabin, Paul is concerned about her well-being as she has never vanished like this before in the years they have spent together before they were married. Bea assures him that she is ok, but her body is freezing and she has a strange bite on her thigh. Being convinced to go to bed, Paul tries to keep a close eye on his love to make sure she is all right and when he awakens to find her cooking breakfast for him, he sees that there is something wrong with his wife. As Bea is cooking her signature meals, she is missing out on the essential parts of what makes them work and Paul takes quick notice of this. Wanting to take her to the doctor to see what is wrong, Bea refuses and is able to distract him from what is happening to her, but she is only able to keep her secret hidden from him for so long.
Honeymoon is the story of Paul and Bea as they have found love and taken the next logical step in getting married. Heading up to Bea’s family’s home in the woods, the two have found a secluded hideaway for their honeymoon and have planned to make the most of it. But one night, everything changes as Bea is found wondering the woods, alone and with no clothes on. Paul is able to find her and is concerned about his wife as she has never had problems like this in the past, but she reassures him that everything is ok. Thinking that she is ok, Paul finds out that all is not as it seems as Bea is forgetting things from the past that becomes more evident as their vacation continues. Being woken up by a light outside of the cabin that is shining in all of the windows, Paul fears that his wife has messed around with her ex that is staying up at the lake as well, but not knowing for sure, he gives her an opportunity to come clean about what is happening to her. As the couple is completely open with each other and she is now holding on to some sort of secret, Paul has to try everything in his power to find out what is happening to the love of his life before something bad happens that will separate the two, but the explanation maybe more than he could have ever expected.
Quite the story, I must say. I have been waiting to see this movie for several months after seeing it listed on IMDB and I am far from disappointed. The trailer had me hooked as it looked like a common love story gone wrong, but there is much more to it as there is something trying to keep the couple apart. Great performances by both Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway as they both have to bring their all to the screen since they really are the only ones in every scene. The character of Bea is pretty dynamic as she has to be the world’s best wife, then grow more and more distant from her husband as time goes on, but not to let him know that anything is wrong with her, as Paul’s character has to find out what is happening to his wife and doing whatever he can in his power to make it all right. Both of the characters have to grow by leaps and bounds to make this story work, and I think they both did a fine job in doing so. But don’t forget, this is a horror movie and there is an outside influence trying to keep the couple apart, and it was not what I expected at the beginning. Stay Scared.