Malevolence (2004)

Malevolence (2004)




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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 her daughter as hostages, and head out to what they believe is an abandoned farmhouse in a sparsely populated rural village. However, the thieves and the hostages quickly discover the house is not abandoned after all; a serial killer who has been preying on the community for decades has been using the house as a base of operations, and the criminals soon find themselves at the mercy of a horror more gruesome than they could ever have imagined. Malevolence is the first feature film from long-time horror fan Stevan Mena.
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Samantha Dark
as Samantha
Heather Magee
as Marylin
John Richard Ingram
as Sheriff Riley
Mia Lotringer
as Valerie
Kevin McKelvy
as Agent Perkins
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Critic Reviews for Malevolence

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

If ever a movie deserved to go directly to DVD, it's this dreary horror treatment.

March 24, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Diehard horror fans may want to weigh in. The rest can see it soon at the video store.

Full Review… | January 21, 2005
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

The acting and dialogue is as silly as the potato sack the killer wears on his head.

Full Review… | October 29, 2004
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Stevan Mena's debut film carves up body after body in a ritual homage to the serial-killer genre.

Full Review… | October 28, 2004
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | February 24, 2011

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.

Full Review… | August 1, 2007
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Malevolence


This slow-moving "horror" film can't decide what genre it wants to be, and is anticlimactic to boot.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

A solid and original slasher, Malevolence throws in enough elements of different genres to really keep you guessing as it proceeds from a bankrobber film into genuine slasher territory that ends up being a set-up for Stevan Mena to proceed into even more interesting territory in the film's prequel Benevolence...

Al Miller
Al Miller

This is the middle section of a three-part trilogy. "Malevolence" was a well-made low-budget slasher and very effective, extremely well-done photography BUT it heavily use the slasher clichés BUT it is still a worth checking in the genre.

John Me
John Me

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