Stevan Mena’s prequel to his highly acclaimed horror Malevolence will hit DVD and Bluray in the US on August 30th, but sadly here in the UK we are still waiting on a release date. So as to not be too dis-heartened, I have found an unsettling behind the scenes video which shows how the horrific slaughterhouse scene involving a meat hook was put together, and also the scene in question. Its nasty stuff, and Bereavement is not gonna be a pleasant ride, but it will be a good one. We have covered plenty more on this film, including an interview with the director himself by our very own Ross Hughes, and you can find all that good stuff right here.
Here is the synopsis:
The highly-anticipated prequel to the 2005 cult hit Malevolence, Bereavement stars Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, The Rock, Tombstone), John Savage (The Deer Hunter, The Godfather Part III, Hair, The Thin Red Line, Do The Right Thing), Alexandra Daddario (Hall Pass, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, “White Collar”), and Brett Rickaby (The Crazies, The Assassination of Richard Nixon).
In 1989, six-year-old Martin Bristol (Spencer List) was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville, PA. Graham Sutter (Rickaby), a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. Chosen at random, his victim’s screams were drowned out by the rural countryside.
Martin’s whereabouts would have remained a mystery, until 17-year-old Allison Miller (Daddario) comes to live with her Uncle Jonathan (Biehn). While exploring her new surroundings, Allison discovers things aren’t quiet at the farmhouse down the road. What started as an innocent exercise in satisfying her curiosity will soon disturb a hornet’s nest of evil and despair. For everyone involved, there can only be two outcomes: bereavement or death!
By Matt Wavish