The Honor Farm (2017)

The Honor Farm is a 2017 horror-themed thriller directed by Karen Skloss from a screenplay by Jasmine Skloss Harrison and Jay Tonne Jr.

When Lucy’s prom night falls apart, she finds herself jumping into a hearse headed for a psychedelic party in the woods. Looking for a thrill, the party wanders deeper into the forest, to a haunted prison work farm….

Reviews:

The Honor Farm is one of the rare movies that finds teenaged high school students being kind to each other, and its inherently good-natured tone is infectious. Yet in spite of this warm feeling, there’s still a serious sense of danger present throughout the film.” Blair Hoyle, Cinema Slasher

“While it may not be wholly cohesive, I will give Skloss a lot of credit for constantly defying conventions and taking some risks in The Honor Farm. They may not always pay off, but I’d rather watch a movie that tries to subvert my expectations than sit through something that just plays it safe because it’s “easier.” Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

” …don’t expect a horror movie, don’t expect tangible formula, maybe don’t have any expectations at all.  Whatever your expectations are, The Honor Farm is highly likely to invert, subvert, and convert them all at the same time.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

The Honor Farm dazzles and shimmers under Karen Skloss’s guidance, but only visually. Characters are far more hollow than their mouthy rants might suggest, and story struggles to deliver promised goods – whether genre teases were intended or not. You will not jump as a flashlight focuses on some graffiti monster outline, nor do psychedelic confessions bring forth revelations.” Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

 

“The titular Honor Farm is mythologized as some crossroads of the dark arts and one of the character’s whole reasoning for the visit is to indulge in a séance. Yet, despite the setup of a potential dark ritual nothing comes about. Instead it just kind of sits there, unlit candles, a bloodless blade, and a goat that remains entirely too alive.” Derek Deskins, Next Projection

“Perhaps if Skloss and team had settled on one or even two methods of disorienting the audience instead of throwing the kitchen sink at us, The Honor Farm might have had a chance. However, every potentially fruitful opening the film gets is tossed aside in favor of self-indulgent tangents designed to illuminate the lead character’s inner conflicts.” J Hurtado, Screen Anarchy

 

Main cast:

Olivia Applegate, Louis Hunter, Dora Madison, Liam Aiken, Katie Folger, Michael Eric Reid, Will Brittain, Mackenzie Astin, Josephine McAdam, Christina Parrish.

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