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Director: Peter Perry
Anton Van Stralen
Label: Something Weird Video
Some newlyweds go to Niagara Falls. Some to Hawaii. But Frank and Marion spend their Honeymoon of Terror on a deserted island being chased by a psychotic, hornier than-hell lumberjack.
Though they spend their wedding night at a Vegas motel, Marion wants to honeymoon someplace “where they can be completely alone.” Frank suggests Thunder Island, a deserted isle in the middle of a lake which, conveniently, is “miles from nowhere.” They then get a case of first-night jitters so cute and cloying that you’ll be praying some kind of lunatic madman will be waiting for them on the island. Fortunately, that’s exactly the case.
Photogenically desolate -- with dead, gnarled tree trunks dotting the black & white landscape -- Thunder Island impresses them: “Oh, it’s beautiful... in a mysterious sort of way.” The lovebirds quickly set up camp when, uh-oh, they realize they forgot the fuel can for the stove. So while Marion decides to take a swim -- carefully checking her hairdo and makeup before diving in the water -- Frank takes the boat back to the mainland for some gas.
There, he hears all about “The Ridge Runner,” a club-footed logger suspected of lurking on the supposedly deserted island, who went “loco in town on one pay night, butchered a third one and then on top of that, he got a case of dynamite and blowed up the company store to boot!” All this told to him by a guy who sounds exactly like Foghorn Leghorn.
Naturally, Little Miss Precious quickly becomes gimp bait. After stretching out on the sand for a little topless sunbathing and cosmic philosophy (“God really knew what He was doing when He made the sun!”), she opens her semi-nude eyes, sees the slobbering lunatic leaning over her, and spends the rest of the film playing hide-and seek with him...
One of the first films directed by PETER PERRY (Kiss Me Quick!, The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet), here is yet another Sexy Shocker that fell through the cracks ’cause it showed some skin. Moody, well photographed, and produced by DAN SONNEY, Honeymoon of Terror (a.k.a. Ecstacy on Lovers’ Island) often resembles a Road Runner cartoon for adults.
From a 35mm personally-I-hope-he-catches-her print. -- Frank Henenlotter