If you missed out on Malevolence, director Stevan Mena’s great slasher flick from 2004, you had better go and catch up in a hurry. Mena’s prequel Bereavement is apparently well on its way, and if it’s anything like the first flick, you’re not going to want to miss it!
Fangoria caught up with Mena to dish on the details, and the director had lots to say.
“The film is in final post-production,” he tells the site, “so we’re just working on the final touches of the sound mix. There’s a tremendous amount of plot that I’m trying to get into a two-hour movie, so certain things couldn’t make it in, and it was a long process for me to decide what should and shouldn’t be in the final picture. The initial cut was about three hours long, so it has been a laborious process to kind of kill my babies and figure out what the final film’s gonna be. It has taken me a while to really get my head wrapped around that, and now I’ve finally done it.”
In terms of what the deal is with the third entry in his proposed trilogy, Mena said, “There are no current plans to make that, unless of course BEREAVEMENT is accepted as well as MALEVOLENCE was. If it is, we’ll certainly go out and do it. I don’t know if I’ll be coming back to direct it. I’ve done my time in that slaughterhouse, and BEREAVEMENT is a very, very different film from the first one. The only way to describe it is like an epic horror story. It’s more in the vein of THE SHINING, whereas the original was kind of like HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY THE 13TH. BEREAVEMENT is more of a character study than MALEVOLENCE was.”
We’ll keep an eye on things and let you know how they turn out. More soon!
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