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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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Stevan Mena

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
R. Brandon Johnson ... Julian (as Brandon Johnson)
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

Stevan Mena announced following the film's release that this was actually the middle film in a planned trilogy. The preceding chapter was eventually told in Bereavement (2010), but as of 2012, the third and final part has yet to be officially announced. 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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References Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) See more »

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Atmosphere and not much else
7 April 2005 | by bherring24See all my reviews

This movie's eerie, I'll give it that. But scary? Sadly, no.

A bank robbery goes wrong, the survivors rendezvous at a house, someone evil is in the house. Bank robbery aside, this movie has been done. And done. Many, many times before. I respect the fact that the movie was shot for practically nothing and that it represents a noble attempt to return to those halcyon days in the horror genre when killings were brutal, the production decidedly unpolished and, for the most part, the movie terrifying. But rather than paying homage to films like "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Malevolence" adds nothing to them. "Continuing in the tradition of" is very different from "aping."

Ultimately, this movie is more Greek tragedy than horror. Things start off at a turning point for the characters, things fall apart, people die. What the movie's lacking is a real sense of horror. It's awfully hard to be scared when everything happens right on schedule.


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