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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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Malevolence: Bereavement  »

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$3,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Brett Rickaby was not originally Stevan Mena's first choice for the role of Graham Sutter. See more »

Quotes

[Sutter has blocked Melissa's car in a parking lot]
Melissa: Hey! You're blocking my car.
[Sutter knocks her out and kidnaps her]
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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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What was Michael Biehn Thinking?
22 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only watched this movie because Michael Biehn was in it. It did not take long to figure out this movie pretty much sucks! Oh, and then I recognized actor John Savage. These two guys are good actors! But the chick playing Biehn's niece is so annoying and such a bad actress, that's the real horror here. The plot is pretty much non-existent: a serial killer slaying a bunch of women in front of the kid he's kidnapped. (and now I get it that this is a prequel. That knowledge didn't help the quality of this film). Oh, and parts of the story made no sense. The victims' and their excessive screaming, but lack of fighting. The teenager telling her cousin to stay put in the upstairs bedroom as a fire burns downstairs. Geez! It was just ridiculous. But, of course, I had to watch the sequel. I'm watching it now and it's just as bad.


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