What do you get when you pair two of the most emotive actors from two of the finest shows currently on premium cable? Honeymoon, Leigh Janiak’s directorial debut about a young couple on their honeymoon in some very sinister woods, appears to answer that question with a first trailer that’s all about mixing a lot of mounting tension with fine performances from its leads. The film’s two stars, Game of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie and Penny Dreadful‘s Harry Treadaway, are Honeymoon‘s main selling point, through and through, and the trailer doesn’t pretend any differently.
Though Honeymoon is a horror thriller, it doesn’t seem concerned with grossing us out, which is refreshing to see. Instead, this preview suggests that the really nerve-shredding scares will come from watching Leslie and Treadaway together on the screen, each providing committed and passionate performances.
Check out the trailer, and the official synopsis and poster, for Honeymoon below, and let us know whether you’ll be lining up to see it when it debuts on September 12th.
Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. Treadaway (CONTROL) and Leslie (HBO’s GAME OF THRONES) give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller.