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New Pics From Malevolence Prequel

Malevolence 2!

Icons of Fright just put up three new exclusive photos from director Stevan Mena’s Malevolence 2: Bereavement. The prequel, about a child who is abducted and forced to watch nasty acts of his teacher/kidnapper, stars Terminator‘s Michael Beihn along with Alexandra Daddario, John Savage, Brett Rickaby, Nolan Gerard Funk and Spencer List.

Also be sure to check out their exclusive on-set video below!

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  1. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no sense comparing MALEVOLANCE to MANDY LANE — both films are doing different things and accomplishing them very well.

    However, calling it “pedestrian” and “generic” only proves that Sirand was likely high when he saw it. Either way, it’s cool, Sirand — you’ve been wrong before, and you’ll be wrong again. ;-)

  2. Glad ya dug it. I thought Malevolence was completely pedestrian and generic. It was the epitome of the “we’re a 70’s slasher” slasher movie. Nothing about it stood out in the least for me.

    IMO, Mandy Lane is far superior and beats at its own game.

  3. Damn, I STILL haven’t seen “Malevolence.” It’s one of those many horror films I’ve wanted to see but haven’t gotten a hold of yet. Damn.

  4. Steven Mena is actually trying to do something with the slasher genre. He’s not just aping the 70s vibe. He’s not putting stale teens through their stale paces. He’s not remaking a classic for some fast cash. He’s making his own mark on the sub-genre. He’s building a story with history. A genuine trilogy, from the ground up. I admired the first film’s focus on the bank robbery gone wrong. That’s not something I’ve seen a jillion times in a jillion slasher films. Those were new characters. I admire Mena’s eye behind the camera. Using perfectly chosen existing locations and sets, he captured some terrific shots in MALEVOLENCE. His editing rhythms and haunting musical score help elevate the film well beyond the typical carbon-copy slasher remake. Mena’s MALEVOLENCE films do what Rob Zombie promised to do with HALLOWEEN. They show the sad creation of a real life maniac. Not using cliches about drunken stepfathers and rock and roll music. Mena’s film is about child abuse. It’s about the construction of a psycho, where once there was an innocent victim. It reminds me of some of the more horrific short stories of Andrew Vachss. That’s already more than most slashers attempt to do. Best of all, Mena uses actual SUSPENSE during his film! It’s not about gore, or over-the-top set pieces, or winking jokes, or T&A. There are long passages in MALEVOLENCE that are silent for a reason. Mena uses foreground and background the way Carpenter once did, and for the same purpose. He’s an interesting and talented filmmaker, and I look forward to seeing more from him in the future.

  5. LOVE??? WIB told me that I’ve never experienced unrequited love. But that’s not true. I experience it daily when I read her posts. Deb, dump the bald dude and I’ll show you twenty new positions of “unrequited love.” Hope you practice yoga, cause you’re gonna need it.

  6. Who gives a shit what “the world” needs. I’m looking forward to it. I think the first film is a fine indi-slasher with a terrific sense of atmosphere and doom.

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