A movie you should watch on Valentine’s if you hate romance
Rather than watching the overproduced romance/rom-coms that we’re inundated with as Valentine’s day approaches, I prefer to seek out low budget films. My personal tastes lean towards the horror genre, as normally greater levels of invention and more love has gone into them. It’s also a good way to discover new actors/actresses whom you’ve never heard of and check out what other films they’ve starred in.
This story focuses around a newly wed couple, Paul and Bea, played by Harry Treadaway (The Disappeared) and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones). They travel to a remote picturesque area for their honeymoon. At first everything appears to be idyllic. The couple do what any couple would do on honeymoon: have sex; cook breakfast; and go out for trips on a boat over a tranquil lake. But it isn’t long until their happiness is interrupted. Paul awakes in the middle of the night to find himself alone. After searching everywhere he finally finds Bea out in a wooded area, naked and covered in mud. She blames it on sleepwalking, but Paul becomes increasing worried by her strange behaviour and the marks on her thighs. What happened to her that night in the woods?
Directed by Leigh Janiak in her debut feature film, it’s good to see more women getting involved with the indie-horror genre. The characters were acted well and I really got into their story. It’s basically a 2-man film but you do meet a couple more characters, all be it briefly. If you aren’t a fan of gore then you should like this, as there’s virtually none in it (one scene – quite mild & will have you girls grabbing your nether regions). It is definitely more on the creepy side than scary, with a good build up to the finale.
Overall I enjoyed this film. I don’t want to give the ending away but it was a bit different than the norm. And if you are anything like me, this is a good movie to watch with your loved one on Valentine’s night and save the mushy stuff for afters….
What’s your favourite film genres?