Bereavement (2010) - Crime, Horror, Thriller

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The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Stevan Mena
Stars: Michael Biehn, Alexandra Daddario
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 15 out of 60 found boring (25%)

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The cinematography is particularly superb, with scenes that are breathtaking" Movieweb.

Stevan Mena is back with another pointless movie after his 'priceless' Malevolence' experience.

I was so bored while watching this movie.

Adult, layered, shocking and intense.

Saw this on the horror channel and there's Lots of blood and gore with many graphic kills but movie is boring only good thing about it is Michael Biehn.

It has more twists and turns then a very famous street in San Fransico, CA (Lombard St.). This movie is surprising and will keep you on the edge of your seat and just when you think you know what's going to happen, the wheels fall off the wagon and you're careening downhill with no control.

I was so bored during watching this movie, kept yawning all the time so uncontrollable that my eyes were tearing up.

Certainly the violence both physical and psychological is enough to alienate people tuning in to see a human story about a mother's obsession to finding her lost son , but hardcore horror fans will quickly become bored by the numerous family scenes .

Few gory bits, weeped, no story, no plot, no action, no jumpy scary bits, nothing.

Some original ideas and plenty of predictable ones .

They were all cliché' and they all had the same tragic pasts.

The death scenes overall were intense & bloody!

I can see how confusing and open ended it would seem not knowing that, especially since, as far as I saw, IMDb didn't bother to mention it, either.

There are a few bright spots here, mainly the cast, which was terrific, and the end of the film, which while predictable, was still really cool to see.

Really i got bored and angry while seeing the movie.

However, what starts off as possibly an enjoyable serial killer flick, descends into one daft plot hole after the next and soon I found I was actually laughing at how stupid everything turns out to be.

Compelling prequel for Malevolence .

with a big YAWN .

" It is very bloody, and intense at times.

Sounds good, but in actuality, it was very slow and extremely predictable.

Introduced to Jonathan Miller (Michael Biehn- THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, THE ABYSS), and his family, including his niece, Allison (Alexandra Daddario), we know that their lives are about to take a drastic, unexpected turn.

Nowadays in most new horrors people are badly hurt but after a few minutes they are running around like nothing happened.

The films ending is pretty disturbing, brutal, bloody n has a real suspenseful feel.

There are no surprises(well,one maybe) in the plot and killer is such a cliché.

It is cliché and i think it is becoming a genre of it's own mostly for gore fun because true horror fun know that it must be suggested the fear not actually shown and there is no need for blood torture etc to scare the audience, a good story with atmosphere will suffice.

It's time for younger filmmakers to dispose of all this lame predictable stuff.

I would say its only worth watching if nothing else is on and you really are bored otherwise there is far better in the slasher genre out there.

Ultimately, though it's entertaining, it's not a "high-fiving your friends in the theater" kind of horror.. it's going for something much deeper.

This movie doesn't rely on cheap scares or excessive gore to grip the audience, it runs on the adrenaline of fear.

It was intense & lives up to it's 18 certificate!

You just can't make a lame screenplay work by just using a bunch of people, put them in the countryside somewhere in the rural America, then put one or two families with young kids or teenagers just reach puberty, with one or two moms, some kind of a father figure always looked like so unhappy and angry almost anything, then a loner who as formulaic to be a psycho, like to kidnap kids, teenagers, cut them up, using lot of red dye and required all the kidnapped one kept screaming their head off and at the same time using some lame horrific sound track to give off the horror feelings.

The remote locations (like the ramshackle meat & poultry abattoir) and set-pieces (like Sutter's van) are shivering and the total absence of comic relief makes the tense ambiance even more unbearable.

Most Moments: Laughable and Cliché .

On the other hand the casting did made it also worth watching.

Despite that, this a great slasher tragedy, as I would call it, with one hell of an ending that packs an emotional wallop and I highly recommend it.

The story failed to convey a smooth viewing experience, in fact, it was pretty bland and just seemed to drag on from start to finish (a bit slow for my taste).

The worst movie I've ever seen my god...

If you're going to bother doing a torture horror flick, why the sudden reluctance to show the bloody parts?

Also, this film is not for the faint of heart; it's eerie, it's disturbing and it's freaking intense.

The movie drags along and the scenes where the crazy guy talks to his skulls are boring and hollow.

Reminiscent of Texas Chainsaw, High Tension, Hostel, Psycho, etc. 'Bereavement' is entertaining and bloody!