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Malevolence (2003)

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It's ten years after the kidnapping of Martin Bristol. Taken from a backyard swing at his home at the age of six, he is forced to witness unspeakable crimes of a deranged madman. For years, Martin's whereabouts have remained a mystery...until now.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
R. Brandon Johnson ... Julian (as Brandon Johnson)
Samantha Dark Samantha Dark ... Samantha Harrison
Heather Magee Heather Magee ... Marylin
Richard Glover ... Kurt
Courtney Bertolone Courtney Bertolone ... Courtney Harrison
John Richard Ingram John Richard Ingram ... Sheriff Riley
Keith Chambers ... Max
Kevin McKelvey ... Special Agent William Perkins
Lenn Gross Lenn Gross ... FBI Agent Daley
Pamela Marie Guida Pamela Marie Guida ... Sally
Mia Lotringer Mia Lotringer ... Girl in Basement
Stevan Mena ... Officer at Roadblock
Jay Cohen Jay Cohen ... 17-Year-Old Martin Bristol
David K. Guida II David K. Guida II ... Six-Year-Old Martin Bristol
Mark Dobil Mark Dobil ... FBI Agent Parker
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Storyline

Created as the middle section of a three-part trilogy, 'Malevolence' is the tragic story of a group of bank robbers on the run from the law. They hide out in an abandoned house on the outskirts of town, unaware it is next door to the home of a family of serial killers. One of their hostages escapes and runs for help, but all hell breaks loose when she runs to the "wrong" house. Written by Anchor Bay

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Mal e Violência See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot with a production budget of approximately $70,000. It went up to $200,000 in post-production. See more »

Quotes

Marylin: I'm not spending the rest of my life scratching off lottery tickets hoping for a miracle.
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Followed by Malevolence 3: Killer (2018) See more »

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S10 Reviews: Malevolence (2004)
23 April 2005 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

"Malevolence" owes a lot to other films. It pays homage to "Halloween", Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Friday the 13th" with a little dash of "Psycho" for good measure. This time around when a bank robbery goes sour the crooks are forced to break up and meet at a predetermined location. Unfortunately a silent madman is on the loose that chases a hostage, her daughter and the criminals around a spooky abandoned slaughter house in the sticks.

Sounds familiar doesn't it. All the tried and true "slasher" clichés are here but are done well. As I was watching I kept seeing the grabs but they really worked. The photography was excellent. I can't remember a better shot "slasher" since maybe the original "Halloween". The music was very nice and recalled the best parts and usage of John Carpenter's "Halloween" score. The acting is perfectly fine with no major complaints and as with the case of most "slashers" character development was a bare minimum. However the only flaw the film suffers from is that the editing keeps it a bit slow in the beginning. A good Dr. Loomis-like character would have helped that out. Highly recommend for fans of the classic "slashers".


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