GOODBYE HONEY is a new Indie Survival Thriller that works extremely well on so many levels. We definitely want to recommend this one. Follow a girl after she has escaped from a man who has held her prisoner. Read our full Goodbye Honey movie review here!

GOODBYE HONEY is a new Survival Thriller made with a low budget, but buckets of passion and talent. From the very beginning, you should be able to feel that this is a movie that will be worth your time.

A classic survival movie that still manages to bring something new to the table. Primarily, some very interesting female characters with depth and dimension. You should seek out this movie and enjoy how it evolves in various unexpected (and a few predictable) ways.

Sure, it’s a bit too long and has a few weak plot moments, but the overall movie makes up for this.

Continue reading our Goodbye Honey movie review below.

Survival in a very real way!

In many ways, Goodbye Honey is a classic survival movie. However, instead of seeing how a girl is chased, caught, and abused, we meet her right after she has escaped. Also, I am very happy to say that this movie actually does not include scenes of sexual violence.

Such a relief – and welcomed change from the norm – since it really isn’t necessary to tell this story!

The girl runs into a female truck driver who is actually the main character for us viewers. The truck driver already has plenty she’s dealing with and doesn’t really trust anyone. At the same time, she can’t ignore the young girl’s plea for help. No matter how crazy her story sounds!

Fortunately, you will get the entire story of how and why (if such a thing can be excused) the girl was ever kidnapped and held captive. Also, you will get to know who the kidnapper is.

We just have to go through a few scenes of other shenanigans before we get that far. While I understand why these side stories were included, they could have been shorter to make the movie tighter overall.

Goodbye Honey – Movie Review

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Max Strand is the director of Goodbye Honey and wrote the script along with Todd Rawiszer. The two also produced the movie and Todd Rawiszer is the cinematographer on the film as well. Basically, this is their movie in every sense of the word. From story to production and I am very impressed. On top of everything, this is their feature film debut!

I haven’t mentioned the cast earlier, but I do want to highlight the two women in this story. Pamela Jayne Morgan was awesome as the truck driver, Dawn. And newcomer Juliette Alice Gobin was equally brilliant as the young girl, Phoebe.

For me, Goodbye Honey was such a wonderful surprise on so many levels. I did expect it to be entertaining – which it was – but then on top of delivering on entertainment, it also made some awesome choices in terms of its characters. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for whatever comes next from this filmmaker duo!

Goodbye Honey will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Cable, and Satellite On Demand on May 11, 2021.

Details

Director: Max Strand
Writers: Max Strand, Todd Rawiszer
Stars: Pamela Jayne Morgan, Juliette Alice Gobin, Peyton Michelle Edwards, Paul C. Kelly, Rafe Soule

Plot

Dawn, a truck driver, pulls into a state park to get some sleep when she is ambushed by Phoebe, a young woman who claims she is fleeing from an abductor. Dawn is wary of Phoebe’s story, leading to a struggle that leaves her phone broken, the keys missing, and nothing but darkness between them and help. As the night progresses, it becomes clear they are not alone. Bonding over a shared history of trauma, Dawn and Phoebe realize they must learn to trust each other if they want to survive a night full of unexpected twists and violent turns.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard