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A handful of bank robbers on the run stumble upon a danger far worse than the police in this horror opus. Julian (Brandon Johnson) and Marylin (Heather Magee) are a young couple who have fallen deep in debt. Desperate to get back on their feet again, they team up with Marylin's brother Max (Keith Chambers), an ex-con, and his buddy Kurt (Richard Glover) to rob a bank. On the run from the law after the robbery turns into a shoot-out, Kurt impulsively grabs a woman named Samatha (Samatha Dark) and
Sep 10, 2004 Wide
Apr 19, 2005
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If ever a movie deserved to go directly to DVD, it's this dreary horror treatment.
Diehard horror fans may want to weigh in. The rest can see it soon at the video store.
The acting and dialogue is as silly as the potato sack the killer wears on his head.
Stevan Mena's debut film carves up body after body in a ritual homage to the serial-killer genre.
A low-budget, underseen genre gem that makes up for occasionally stilted dialogue and unpolished acting with a remarkable visual sense and skillful command of building tension.
retraces killing grounds so old and familiar that at times it seems little more than a fan boy's compendium of favourite moments from the last half century's worth of slash-and-dash mayhem.
Apesar da trilha de filme barato e dos dez minutos finais de projeção, que escancaram a falta de experiência do diretor-roteirista, o longa é bastante eficiente em seu segundo ato.
Malevolence is the result of a film lover that spent their entire life striving to be the best they can.
...certain sections of Malevolence are far more engaging than others, with most of the second act a complete write-off.
Basically, you begin to tick off all of the standard horror gags as they come. And they all come exactly as expected.
Many scenes on their own show some great promise. But Mena can't get his film to work as a whole.
For a presumably heartfelt homage, Malevolence is surprisingly low-key and almost lethargic.
The biggest shock this old-school 35mm slasher entry provides is the fact that it didn't go directly to video.
The fanboy approach to filmmaking is always the same: Take a typical slasher-movie premise and copy all the things that impressed you when you were on the verge of puberty.
There's much more left to the imagination than spelled out with digital artifice.
The performances are better than one might expect from a cast of first-timers and lightly employed professionals, and Mena's characters rarely do the sort of spectacularly stupid things that provoke derisive laughter from seasoned horror-moviegoers.
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