What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Director:

David Yarovesky

Writers:

Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Tori Breyer
David Denman ... Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn ... Brandon Breyer
Abraham Clinkscales ... Royce
Christian Finlayson ... Fauxhawk
Jennifer Holland ... Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter ... Caitlyn
Matt Jones ... Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner ... Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom ... Erika
Terence Rosemore ... P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka ... Principal
Annie Humphrey ... Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee ... EJ
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Storyline

After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer's dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, ever wanted -- bright, talented and curious about the world. But as Brandon nears puberty, powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger. Written by twiztedhollow60

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He's Not Here To Save The World. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In many scenes, Brandon wears combinations of blue, red and yellow, the main colors in Superman's traditional outfit. (This tactic was also used on the character Clark Kent in the TV series "Smallville.") See more »

Goofs

When Kyle and Brandon are talking after fixing the door. He has two pieces of candy Gives one to Brandon. Next scene still has two and when he opens and puts one in his mouth he only had the one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kyle Breyer: Are you okay?
Tori Breyer: Mm-hmm.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like this. Maybe this time we get lucky and make a baby?
Tori Breyer: Let's just have some fun.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like fun.
Tori Breyer: Just shut up and kiss me.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There are a few short scenes during the first part of the end credits where news reports and a conspiracy theorist reveal there are other super beings, including a half-man/half-sea creature and a witch who chokes her victims with a rope. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in two scenes to reduce strong gory images in order to obtain a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Justice League (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven
Written by Michelle McKibbon and Mitchell Girio
Performed by The Paper Chain Gang
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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User Reviews

 
This could have been a gamechanger in the Superhero Genre...
25 May 2020 | by saikatsamantaSee all my reviews

What would happen to the world if Superman was evil ? This film tries to explore this intriguing concept with mediocre outcome. They were able to provide some really chilling & gory scenes to project the horror, but lack of character development and a weak script, made me disengage from the film. Hopefully there may be other films which will try to explore the dark side of Superhero genre successfully, like Joker did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,845,658, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$17,300,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,893,421
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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