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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 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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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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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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$3,600,000 (estimated)
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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

Graham Sutter: Curiosity killed the cat.
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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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Finally, a decent slasher film
31 August 2011 | by moustasch1See all my reviews

I've been watching horror films for 50 years and have seen almost everything. Slasher films have left me almost completely bored the last few years. With the exception of The Collector there really hasn't been a decent slasher film since Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and the Nightmare films (well, most of them).

Almost all current slasher films are the same. 6 kids (5,8... name your number) all go out to a party (the woods, a haunted house...etc.) and get killed in unusual ways by an unknown attacker. Boring. Bereavement changes all that. Without going into any detail here's a movie that will literally keep you glued to your screen from beginning to end. I've liked Michael Biehn since I first saw him in the original Terminator movie and, for the most part, he's never let me down with his acting. He gives another great performance here. Brett Rickaby is perfect as the tormented killer. He's scary, anguished, and ruthless and should be put up there along with Meyers, Vorhees and Krueger. Alexandra Daddario shows her best acting in any movie she's been in to date and Spencer List is perfect as the kid who's put through everything imaginable and makes his own future.

Unlike most horror films today there's no comedy in this one. It's flat out ruthless from beginning to end. Again, except for The Collector, this is the first slasher film I've seen in years where I truly hope they make a sequel.

I've never written a review before and joined IMDb today just so I could write about this one. If horror is your thing you certainly won't have wasted your time viewing this one. Hell, you might even want to watch it a second time right away. When was the last time you could say that about any of these?


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