|release date||April 19 2005|
|starring||Samantha Dark, Brandon Johnson, Heather Magee, Richard Glover, Keith Chambers, Courtney Bertolone|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisIt'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.
Malevolence is a very frightening film that takes on many difficult aspects of the horror genre and tackles them head on. Incorporating mythologies from films like Friday the 13th, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween, Stevan Mena makes some dramatic and artistic choices that verge on the obscenely disturbing (never a bad thing in horror) and the profoundly disquieting facets of our imaginations. Though never blatantly copying any of the aforementioned staples of the horror genre, Malevolence is so influenced by them that it is impossible for any avid horror fan not to immediately notice the similarities, and those not so familiar with horror will notice the clichés that have plagued the horror industry in recent years. Through some character development, some great acting, and a Tarantino-esque heist sub-plot, Mena attempts to differentiate himself from the films that have so obviously inspired him to make malevolence. Sometimes unsuccessful in his endeavor, he nonetheless is an adept and creating images that disturb and disgust on levels most horror filmmakers can only dream of. …Read More