THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
When teen orphan Allison (Alexandra Daddario) goes to live with relatives on their remote farm, she discovers that a twisted neighbor (Brett Rickaby) has been training 10-year-old Martin Bristol (Spencer List), a lad he kidnapped five years before, in the ways of serial murder. Before long, the killer turns his sights on snooping Allison and her new family. Stevan Mena directs this gory prequel to his 2004 grindhouse thriller, Malevolence. Brett Rickaby is phenominal as the madman Graham Sutter he really knows how to bring out the fear in people in this movie. If your a fan of Malevolane then this is deffinetly a great movie to see or if you just like horror movies in general it’s a great on to see.
The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary from Stevan Mena, plus you get deleted scenes and a trailer. There’s a making-of featurette and a look on the set of the production. It’s fairly basic, though I’ve never seen the TV Spots that were used. I guess I didn’t watch television at that point when they were advertising this release. The A/V Quality is also surprisingly strong with a transfer that beats expectations for indie horror. However, the sound levels on the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is uneven with dialogue raising up and down. Still, it’s worth a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 08/30/2011