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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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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 | Rating: 1/4

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

January 21, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

October 29, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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

October 28, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

February 24, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

August 2, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Malevolence

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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This horror film was pretty good. It had a great story and antagonist.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

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