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Exclusive Interview: Director Stevan Mena talks Bereavement

29 August 2011 12:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Stevan Mena, the director, writer, and producer of Bereavement.  This is the second film in the Malevolence trilogy, with his previous efforts including Malevolence (2004) and Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007).

During our interview, Stevan and I got to chat about the actors in the Bereavement, plans for the third film in the trilogy, and a bit about Mena beyond the limelight.

**Spoiler Warning: This interview discusses elements of Malevolence that would be considered spoilers to those that have not seen the film. **


For anyone who has seen Malevolence, you probably expect that Bereavement would follow suit in brutality and anguish. While Bereavement continues to pack the ferocious nature seen in Malevolence, one thing it adds to the mix is character growth. Not only does the viewer get more insight into the enigma that is Martin Bristol, but we actually have deeper connections between the characters in general. »

- Steph Howard

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Anchor Bay to Release Stevan Mena’s Bereavement This August

29 June 2011 9:59 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

I didn’t have an opportunity to check out “Bereavement” when it hit theaters earlier this year, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem at the moment. The fine folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment are releasing director Stevan Mena’s critically-acclaimed slasher on DVD and Blu-ray this August. And while I was a little harsh on Mena’s “Malevolence” when I first saw it years ago, the film has actually grown on me. Besides, “Brutal Massacre: A Comedy” was exceptionally badass, and I’m anxious for Mena to return to the darker side of the genre. If you need a synopsis, then here you go: In 1989, six-year-old Martin Bristol (Spencer List) was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville, Pa. Graham Sutter (Rickaby), a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. Chosen at random, his victim »

- Todd Rigney

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Indie Horror Month: Joshua Hull's Five Favorite Independent Horror Films

14 March 2011 10:52 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Writer/director Joshua Hull is quickly making a name for himself within the horror genre in a very short time. His first feature, the zombie comedy Beverly Lane, debuted this past October to sell-out crowds and he’s currently gearing up for his next project Idiot Gore, which is set to start filming soon. Hull, who decided to use an unprecedented approach to his latest project by letting fans compete to create his killer, is keeping that collaborative spirit alive and will be filming scenes from Idiot Gore during the upcoming Days of the Dead convention.

Check out Hull’s five favorite indie genre projects below!

1. Scalene (Directed by Zack Parker)

Zack is good friend and I was lucky enough to attend the private screening of Scalene a few weeks back. It's not a horror film, it's a perceptual thriller starring Margo Martindale, Hannah Hall and Adam Scarimbolo. I had »

- thehorrorchick

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