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Malevolence (2004)

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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.

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Stevan Mena

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Stevan Mena
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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 ... 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
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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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Anioly smierci See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,445, 12 September 2004

Gross USA:

$127,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$258,782
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stevan Mena's directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

Kurt: Do exactly what I say! Otherwise Baby Ruth eats a bullet!
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References Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981) See more »

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Forgettable slasher.
11 March 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

After a bank robbery doesn't go as planned, the criminals seek refuge in an isolated abandoned house. Soon the robbers and their two hostages find themselves terrorized by a madman. This movie is like a combination of two other horrors released around the same time: "Dead Birds" and "Toolbox Murders." Unfortunately, it isn't as effective as either of those films. The director and many reviewers have claimed this is a return to the gritty 70s style of horror film-making, but I found this to be more like your average 80s slasher. However, it doesn't have that ambiance that a film could only have by being created in the 80s. It isn't nearly as entertaining. I watched parts of the Director's commentary, and all of the things he pointed out as "homages" are things that have been done so many times that they most fans would probably take them as genre clichés and not homages. The most irritating part about this movie (besides the average acting) is the musical score. For the most part, it is eerie and subtle. However, whenever something scary happens, someone goes wild with the Casio, and the effects are grating. While "Malevolence" isn't a terrible movie, I'd honestly rather sit through an 80s slasher than a modern film that tries too hard to recapture that era.


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