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Psychedelic Slamdance horror film “HONEYCOMB” reveals trailer

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | News


It’s the first feature by 21-year-old Canadian writer/director Avalon Fast.

HONEYCOMB will have its world premiere virtually on January 27, as part of the Slamdance Film Festival. Following several acclaimed and award-winning shorts, Fast shot HONEYCOMB during summer 2019 on Cortes Island, British Columbia with a cast and crew of peers and friends; the leads are Rowan Wales, Sophie Bawks-Smith, Jillian Frank, Destini Stewart and Mari Geraghty. The synopsis: “Five small-town girls abandon their mundane lives and move into an abandoned cabin. Growing increasingly isolated, their world becomes filled with imagined rituals and rules but the events of one summer night threaten to abruptly end their age of innocence forever.”

“From its first moments, it’s evident that there is something special about HONEYCOMB,” says Slamdance Narrative Features Co-Captain K.J. Relth-Miller. “Throughout its strange, unfolding tale, Avalon Fast’s feature debut continuously surprises with her bold and intriguing choices, especially when it comes to her dialogue. With nods toward Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES and Ann M. Martin’s THE BABYSITTER’S CLUB, HONEYCOMB’s classic references mesh beautifully with its fresh, updated take on female friendship and the ominous end of innocence. A lo-fi achievement that perfectly encapsulates the Slamdance spirit.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).