5.1/10
3,132
120 user 66 critic

Malevolence (2004)

Trailer
0:46 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Stevan Mena

Writer:

Stevan Mena
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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 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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Kurt: Do exactly what I say! Otherwise Baby Ruth eats a bullet!
See more »

Connections

Followed by Malevolence 3: Killer (2018) See more »

User Reviews

 
tense, though derivative, unkillable slasher movie
28 April 2005 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

No, it's not terribly original.

It is certainly reminiscent of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Friday the 13th, etc. in many ways. Oddly, it also called to mind for me a recent movie: Dead Birds (2004), which also started with a bank robbery where people got shot, and the robbers holed up at an abandoned house they knew about, where they get picked off by evil. Unlike Dead Birds, there's nothing supernatural in the movie apart from the killer's ability to take a licking and keep on ticking, but that's nothing new for a slasher.

The first storyline we are introduced to is that someone has been abducting children and killing them. Years later, a woman watches her daughter playing softball.

We also meet a young couple, and they along with the girl's brother and another man are going to rob a bank of about a half of a million dollars. The boyfriend needs the money to pay off loan sharks (I think), otherwise he wouldn't be in it. They're to meet up at an abandoned house where they will split the money and then split up themselves.

The couple and the brother are in one car, the other man is on his own. His car gets a flat, for which he is evidently unprepared, and he carjacks an SUV, which belongs to the mother and her softball-playing daughter, who are forced to come along with him. The three of them make it to the abandoned house first, and violence erupts.

The weakest part of the movie for me were the musical "stings" when the killer shows up or proves to be missing. They were pretty cheesy, to the point of spoof almost.

While the movie isn't very original, I nevertheless felt it was pretty good, and am surprised at some of the hostility towards this movie by other users. That said, if you're going to watch one bank robbers killed by evil in an abandoned house horror movie from 2004, I think Dead Birds is the more interesting one.


19 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 120 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malevolence See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,445, 12 September 2004

Gross USA:

$127,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$258,782
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mena Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed