She’s My Cherry Pie: Terry Ross’ ‘Sweet Taste of Souls’ (2020) Movie Review

Sweet Taste of Souls is a new horror film directed by Terry Ross (Carving A Life 2017) and stars multi-award winning cult film star, Honey Lauren (Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992 – check out our retro review here).

Film synopsis:

When four struggling band members stop at a lonely roadside cafe for a slice of pie they find themselves imprisoned in the deranged cafe owners bizarre art collection and must battle a sinister force with an appetite for souls.

Sweet Taste Of Souls opens up with the creepiest song, one that helps build tension for what lies ahead. The slow music combined with the eerie vocals will make anyone’s skin crawl.

Honey Lauren is spectacular as Ellinore. Her character is creepy, deranged, and at times, seductive. Lauren was so natural in this role and did a fantastic job at playing a crazed woman with a broken past. As the film goes on, we see her character start to become more sadistic. One thing about Lauren’s performance that added to the film’s success was that it looked like she was having fun with this role. You can tell when watching that she did enjoy the character.

The rest of the cast is just as good, especially the band members who are Ellinore’s victims, which are led by John Salandria (Club Dead 2015) who played Nate. The fear and paranoia each character felt was realistic. They all did a great job at capturing that throughout the film.

Sweet Taste of Souls isn’t necessarily violent, although there are moments of blood and some gore. But it was a mind game with the audience. There was a lot of mental warfare between Ellinore and her inner thoughts. It worked so well with the flow of the movie and showed why she is so unhinged.

The concept of Sweet Taste Of Souls is also original. The filmmakers took elements of psychological horror and did their own things with them. I really enjoyed how different it felt from other horror films. The cinematography is also well done as well. A lot of shots with Ellinore don’t really show her face, and I think that adds to the mystery of her character.

I had such a great time watching Sweet Taste of Souls. The acting is fabulous, and Honey Lauren totally steals the show with her performance. Terry Ross did a great job directing this movie, creating an unnerving atmosphere.

Sweet Taste of Souls is available on Prime Video and Video On-Demand.

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