‘We cannot escape our past.’
Blood Honey – formerly The Hive – is a 2017 Canadian horror drama film directed by Jeff Kopas from a screenplay co-written with Doug Taylor. It stars Shenae Grimes-Beech, Gil Bellows and Kenneth Mitchell.
Summoned by her dying father, Jenibel Heath (Shenae Grimes-Beech), after a decade away, reluctantly returns to her beautiful island home, a remote fly-in hunting and fishing lodge. Waiting for her is bitter family dysfunction and the nightmare of her last childhood memory: the suicide of her mother. Soon, Jenibal finds herself burdened with selling off the family lodge, against the wishes of her family and friends.
In a harrowing passage through guilt, loyalty, and devastating memories, Jenibel navigates an obstacle course of personal torment that pushes her psyche to the breaking point. What begins as a journey of forgiveness, devolves into a fatal nightmare and a struggle to maintain not just her sanity, but her life…
The film’s working titles were Manitouwabi and The Bequest