Cleaning Out The DVR Yet Again #13: Honeymoon From Hell (dir by Jake Helgren)

(Lisa recently discovered that she only has about 8 hours of space left on her DVR!  It turns out that she’s been recording movies from July and she just hasn’t gotten around to watching and reviewing them yet.  So, once again, Lisa is cleaning out her DVR!  She is going to try to watch and review 52 movies by Wednesday, November 30th!  Will she make it?  Keep checking the site to find out!)


Now that Thanksgiving has passed and that I’m back home, it’s time for me to get back to cleaning out the DVR.  As a result of my own arbitrary time limit, I have 4 days to watch and review 40 films.  Will I make it!?  Well, we’re about to find out.

Earlier today, I finally got around to watching Honeymoon From Hell!  Honeymoon from Hell originally aired on the Lifetime Movie Network on July 16th!  I can’t remember exactly why I missed it.  Maybe I was watching a killer shark movie.  But anyway, I just watched it and I’m glad that I did!

Honeymoon From Hell was originally entitled The Legend of Alice Flagg.  Who, you might be asking, is Alice Flagg?  In 1849, Alice Flagg was a young woman living in South Carolina.  Alice’s wealthy family was aghast when she fell in love with a common lumberman.  Alice, however, refused to end their relationship.  When the lumberman gave her an engagement ring, Alice knew she couldn’t wear it on her finger so, instead, she attached it to a ribbon and wore it around her neck.  After briefly trying to run away from her controlling family, Alice was taken ill and died.  Her father refused to allow her to be buried with her wedding ring and, as a result, it’s said that the ghost of Alice still haunts South Carolina.  She comes out at night and searches for her wedding ring.

Honeymoon From Hell opens with newlyweds Julia (Lexi Giovagnoli) and Rivers (Adam Hagenbach) listening as a tour guide tells the story of Alice Flagg.  Julia immediately relates to the story.  She also comes from a wealthy family and she has also upset her father by marrying someone from “outside of her class.”  Rivers, on the other hand, is dismissive of the story.  When the tour guide mentions that Alice’s spirit can be summoned by running in a circle around her grave, Rivers proceeds to do just that.

Bad Rivers!

However, at the moment, Rivers and Julia are more concerned with the hurricane that is projected to be heading towards South Carolina.  They get a room in a bed and breakfast that’s run by a seemingly friendly but somewhat odd woman named Hazel (Catherine Hicks).

Julia, who has yet to tell Rivers that she’s pregnant, soon starts to feel that something bad is about to happen.  She’s having strange dreams and, occasionally, she thinks that she sees a mysterious young woman watching her.  (And yet, the woman is always gone upon a second look.)  When Julia sees her husband talking to the flirtatious Janelle Gamble (Cameron Richardson), she starts to get paranoid.  The nightmares get worse.  And then, of course, someone tries to stuff a pillow over her face…

Meanwhile, the storm is approaching…

And Julia has lost her wedding ring…

Honeymoon From Hell was full of atmosphere and creepy melodrama.  Lexi Giovagnoli and Adam Hagenbach make for a likable couple while Cameron Richardson gets all the best lines as Janelle.  Catherine Hicks is wonderfully eccentric as the odd Hazel.  Lifetime’s track record with the horror genre may be uneven but Honeymoon From Hell was a lot of fun.

One response to “Cleaning Out The DVR Yet Again #13: Honeymoon From Hell (dir by Jake Helgren)

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