Sunday, May 29, 2005

DVD Review: Malevolence

I heard alot of mixed things about this one. I was nervous at first because the acting and filming was a little poor in the beginning, but being that it took two years to film this, the acting and directing vastly improved as the movie rolled on. Malevolence pays homage to alot of older horror movies including Texas Chainsaw and most evidently Halloween. A group of bank robbers pull off their heist and plan to meet at an abandoned safe house. One thief winds up carjacking a mother and daughter and pulls them into the mix. What they don't know is the slaughterhouse down the road is home to a sadistic killer. What comes next is standard slasher chase fare, but it's entertaining enough. The music is typical 70's slash with it adding hugely to alot of the jumpy scenes. After all the crappy horror movies I've seen lately, Malevolence comes as a brief respite, good but not great. I'll give it ***1/2 out of *****.

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