Honeymoon Horror (1982)

HONEYMOON HORROR (1982)
Article 3011 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 8-5-2009
Posting Date: 11-11-2009
Directed by Harry Preston
Featuring Paul Iwanski, Bob Wagner, Cheryl Black
Country: USA

A philandering wife and her lover are caught by a jealous husband, who is knocked out and left to die in a burning house. Later, the widow marries her lover, and plans to make a bundle by using the island she inherited as a honeymoon spot for young newlyweds. However, someone is knocking off the people on the island one by one. Could it be that her husband isn’t really dead, but badly burned and seeking revenge?

Oops, did I give away the ending? Well, I’d say not; I’m telling nothing more than I was able to figure out ten minutes into this bottom-of-the-barrel regional direct-to-video slasher flick. It’s one of those movies that shows such a singular lack of imagination on all fronts that you know that the special effects, suspense, scares and surprises will all disappoint. The special effects are definitely nothing special, the most suspenseful scene has you wondering whether the pot-bellied comic-relief redneck sheriff with his belt unbuckled is going to drop his pants (and this also serves as the scariest scene in the movie), and the biggest surprise is when that same sheriff is able to neatly leap a fence; who’da thunk it? Everything else is slasher-style horror at its most uninspired. If you decide to catch this one anyway, be warned; unless you really get attached to that redneck sheriff, than the movie is over ten minutes before it’s over.

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