The majority of the runtime is taken up trying to fathom who - or what - Bea is after her wander through the woods and it plays like a hipster pastiche of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Mystery turns to abject horror in the final act, full of blood and tears as Paul begs Bea to tell him what truly happened and Bea desperately tries to find an appropriate explanation. The best and bloodiest reveal involves one of the most disturbing acts of female genital mutilation since Teeth (2007) and it raises the question of why Janiak didn't inject a little more gore in beforehand? Both Leslie and Treadaway don decent American accents and do the best they can with some awful lines - "after last night you deserve to relax, to rest your womb." Their performances leave a little to be desired by the bare-minimum in chemistry; both have definitely given better in the past and that may be down to Janiak's direction this time around. While the ends justify the means, Honeymoon fails to provide any real insight into, or fear of, the plight of Bea and Paul. By the time the credits roll, you may be left wondering why you pressed 'play' in the first place.
Allie Gemmill | @alliegem