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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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Stevan Mena

Writer:

Stevan Mena
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Jonathan Miller
Alexandra Daddario ... Allison Miller
Brett Rickaby ... Graham Sutter
Nolan Gerard Funk ... William
Spencer List ... Martin Bristol
John Savage ... Ted
Peyton List ... Wendy Miller
Kathryn Meisle ... Karen Miller
Valentina de Angelis ... Melissa
Greg Wood ... Teacher
Ashley Wolfe ... Katherine Bristol
Chase Pechacek Chase Pechacek ... Martin Age 6
Andrea Havens ... Agatha
Miriam A. Hyman ... Waitress
Tom McNutt ... Clerk in Store
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malevolence: Bereavement See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,744, 6 March 2011

Gross USA:

$43,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,712
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Katherine: Martin cannot tell when something hurts.
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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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Follows Malevolence (2004) See more »

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The Too Dumb to Survive Syndrom
16 October 2018 | by TweetienatorSee all my reviews

Bereavement is a slasher movie with some strong points - good acting (Michael Biehn, Alexandra Daddario and the rest of the cast) and a good cinematography and production value. The weakest point: the behavior of the victims is so dumb like they never heard any news of serial killers and maniacs or never watched some horror movies. So watching them killed I always thought - well , that's survival of the fittest, baby ;)

In a teenie-slasher with some elements of comedy such "behavior" of course is part of the deal, in a "serious" slasher like Bereavement it is not. On top, there are some implausibility and issues with the story: many girls disappear but nobody checks on the weird guy living in a old slaughterhouse, is just one of them. Also the "twist" (no, I won't spoil) I saw miles ahead coming and is just a cliche that wants to shock but can't, at least not the "serious" horror audience.

Well, with a more refine and plausible plot this movie could be easy a really good slasher. So it is a solid one, that is in the end not in every aspect convincing.


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