Malevolence (2004) - Crime, Horror, Mystery

Hohum Score

29

Watchable

It's ten years after the kidnapping of Martin Bristol. Taken from a backyard swing at his home at the age of six, he is forced to witness unspeakable crimes of a deranged madman. For years, Martin's whereabouts have remained a mystery...until now.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Stevan Mena
Stars: R. Brandon Johnson, Samantha Dark
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 21 out of 113 found boring (18.58%)

One-line Reviews (56)

While I found the movie to be entertaining, I think that, unfortunately, it will not be well received by a general audience, it's the type of movie made by a Horror fan, for Horror fans.

However the only flaw the film suffers from is that the editing keeps it a bit slow in the beginning.

This all amounts to a huge, yawn inducing crock of feces that should be avoided at all costs.

I found the whole movie interesting and a bit scary(i was watching it alone in the dark),and even though the plot was simple with a neat twist,I really enjoyed it and ended up purchasing my own copy of the DVD for a reasonable price the next day so I can view it again with friends who also love suspense and horror.

Often the pacing began to drag, as it became too simple and repetitive for its own good.

Steven Mena does have some good potential though as a director, but he might want to leave the writing up to someone else.

OMG, this is a huge snoozer.

And to do that, sometimes you have to slow things down, to lull the crowd before you crack them over the head.

The plot was boring and slow and there were zero scares.

More frustrating than entertaining .

Entertaining .

The first, where the robber walks-through the abandoned house, with its look-of-disuse, dust and general-disrepair effectively selling its abandoned state, the amount of food left-out and the scum-filled bathroom, coupled with the silence combining into a rather entertaining stalking-sequence, and once the killer appears, the scene concludes with a bang.

But on the whole, I thought it was a suspenseful horror film.

The movie was boring, the music was annoying, and the story line was lacking some good content.

Suspenseful, scary .

The acting is miserable, the storyline is so predictable and shallow that there were some parts when I thought well?...

MALEVOLENCE is a torture, slasher flick most profound.

It tries to capture the tone of those grimy, demented and intense slashers of the late 70s to early 80s.

But this movie was just plain flatout boring.

maybe it's supposed to seem predictable and there's going to be some cool and unexpected twist now...

This was possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.

The acting was awful, the story was rubbish, the music was annoying and repetitive, and everything was predictable as well.

My dad said he would rate it 2 out of 10 but he enjoyed it because some movies are so bad that they are good.

If I weren't responsible for getting 4 people back to the hotel I would have walked out...

The script is simple, the direction is a bit slow.

And taking way too long to do it.

When your beloved horror genre turns into a limp parody of its former dangerous, exciting self, (Grudge?

The kills are even more problematic in that they're just so edited into confusion that it's impossible to determine what's going on during them.

I really enjoyed it an look forward to more movies from Stevan Mena

Don't waste your time.

All this is topped off by a soundtrack that was obviously intended to be "old-school" yet comes off as just really annoying and repetitive.

The mediocre acting, predictable falls from key characters and the sociopath murderer all fall into place to make a great scary movie; and on top of that, it's an original idea!

That's kind of disappointing since the film's villains decrease a bit too quickly with only the boring psychopath remaining to lurk in the shadows, in the distance, with plenty of creaking doors and characters moving throughout areas looking for what caused a noise.

They are entertaining for what they are.

They go through some contrived plot points to have the killer dress up like one of the members of the gang...

In fact at one point I was kind of getting bored.

I really enjoyed it.

No story, no suspense, no gore, no thrills, no chills.

This movie was so predictable that a couple of ten year olds could have wrote the script.

It's cheap and cheerful, and potentially shocking enough to put many off (though I might just interject that it's shocking because there's no huge gore shot to release the tension, just stabbing motions and the sounds of people screaming most of the time, which is a lot scarier in my book, cos I have to visualise what's going on myself) but it's also well made, suspenseful in the extreme and does a great job of recreating the feel of the late 70s/early 80s horror scene.

The acting was unbearable even for horror movie standards, the direction was as bad as I've seen in a long time, and the music was downright annoying.

I have to be honest, I thought the movie was a bit slow at times.

a killer with a knife that is so predictable with a pillow case over his head taunting victims in the yard and killing them inside an old mansion I mean come on its been done to death, and they are just getting worse with each one!

Engrossing, riveting, and just plain old scary from start to finish and best of all, its got that classic horror feel.

After the show I was left with a big empty feeling.

The acting was horrible, the plot was predictable, and the music was so annoying.

Entertaining scary .

Moreover, the pleasingly tight'n'trim 85 minute running time ensures that the movie bangs along at a suitably snappy pace, the tone is bleakly no-nonsense throughout, the spooky and unsettling atmosphere builds to a devastatingly nightmarish fever pitch in the gut-wrenching third act, and the solid no-name cast all give uniformly excellent and convincing performances.

I thought it was very suspenseful: who is at the top of the stairs, who is around the corner, etc. I thought the cinematography was good too.

Engaging thriller.

Incredibly Boring .

In conclusion, if it were not for sheer curiosity and the simple fact that movies have become to expensive, I would have, and should have walked out on this one after the first 30 minutes, that includes the 10 minutes of upcoming movie trailers.

Bravo Stevan Mena for an ENTERTAINING, SCARY, FANTASTIC horror movie!!!

It was a complete waste of time and money.

Even the identity of the killer was painfully predictable.

It was so boring that I had my car keys in hand, ready to leave 30 minutes into it.