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Bereavement (2010)

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The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman.

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In 1989, the boy Martin Bristol has congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), a rare neural disorder, in which the patient does not feel pain, heat or cold. He is abducted by the deranged serial-killer Graham Sutter (Brett Rickaby) and brought to the Sutter Meat & Poultry, an abandoned meat-packing plant in Minersville, Pennsylvania, where Graham slaughters young women that he kidnaps. Five years later, the stubborn seventeen year-old teenager Allison Miller loses her parents and moves to her uncle Jonathan Miller's house near the decrepit plant. Jonathan, his wife Karen and their little daughter Wendy welcome Allison, but the teenager does not give much attention to her new family. Allison likes to run alone on the road and she passes by the meat-packing plant and then she meets the mechanic William "Billy" and has a crush on him. Jonathan advises Allison to avoid running near the old factory and Billy, who is a problematic teenager. Allison does not listen to her ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There are some evils...so unspeakable...they will scar you forever.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for sadistic bloody violence, torture, brief language and nudity | See all certifications »

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16 July 2010 (USA)  »

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Malevolence: Bereavement  »

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$3,600,000 (estimated)
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Brett Rickaby was not originally Stevan Mena's first choice for the role of Graham Sutter. See more »

Quotes

Graham Sutter: [to Martin] I envy your serenity. The path to redemption is through forgiveness - absolution. You're my witness.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is an additional scene that actually begins as a scene taken from Malevolence, tying the two movies together. The scene is updated with Courtney's introduction to Martin after running for help. See more »

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Scary Stab Fest!
7 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

This film is highly recommended for those who like the old creepy guy doing creepy things to people in a creepy abandoned isolated place where no one can hear your screams. Reminiscent of Texas Chainsaw, High Tension, Hostel, Psycho, etc. 'Bereavement' is entertaining and bloody! I would love to see an unedited no holds barred version. From the reviews I've read, 'Bereavement' had a difficult time achieving an R-rating but finally got one and was able to release it to major theaters. Personally, I like my films uber rough and would have preferred more blood, boobs, and nasty nasties. Looking forward to the next chapter in the series and hopefully an unrated directors cut on DVD! See 'Malevolence' after this to find out more about the characters! Great work for a one man show....Stevan Mena....great writer, director, editor, and music man! Kudos Stevan, kudos.


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