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Malevolent (2018)

TV-MA | | Horror | 5 October 2018 (USA)
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A team of scam artists get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted county estate gets out of hand.

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Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (as Olaf De Fleur)

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Ben Ketai (screenplay by), Eva Konstantopoulos (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Pugh ... Angela
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ... Jackson
Scott Chambers ... Elliot
Georgina Bevan ... Beth
Stephen McCole ... Frank
Daisy Mathewson Daisy Mathewson ... Susie
Charlotte Allen Charlotte Allen ... Maddy
Nicola Grier ... Christine
Celia Imrie ... Mrs. Green
Shelley Conn ... Professor Samantha Harlow
Daniel Campbell ... Bloody Student
James Cosmo ... Grandpa
William Leslie William Leslie ... Craig's Henchman
Ian Lorimer Milne ... Craig (as Ian Milne)
Charles Barrett Charles Barrett ... Victor
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Siblings Jackson and Angela run a profitable ghostbusting racket; swindling the bereaved with fake detection equipment and Angela's paranormal 'visions'. Hired to investigate a haunted old foster home, the team uncover its terrifying past: young girls brutally slaughtered, mouths stitched shut; silenced by a sadistic killer. And Angela's on the edge - sleepless, strung out and losing her mind, no longer certain what's actually real; convinced she hears the girls crying out to her from the darkness... But supernatural terrors are the least of their problems when they discover the very real evil lurking in the isolated house. Written by Sigma Films

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A group of fake paranormal investigators suffer the ultimate reality check when confronted by the true horrors that lie hidden within a haunted orphanage.

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Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malevolent See more »

Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Creative Scotland Investment: Production Growth Funding, £303,966. See more »

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Aside from certain technologies seen, such as 1980's headphones, there is very little from the actual 1980's in this movie, most of the fashions, makeup and hairstyles seem very much from the 21st Century, especially during the nightclub scene. See more »

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Title Card: None of the dead come back. But some stay. -Saint John the Divine
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Written by Robert Sharples
Licensed courtesy of Coloursound/EMI Production Music
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Malevolent: A real letdown
15 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Malevolent is a British made Netflix original horror title starring Florence Pugh and is more than a little of a let down.

It tells the story of a brother and sister who run a sham medium racket where they pretend to exorcise houses of spirits but come across something real.

It's been done before but it started promisingly enough, Pugh is a fantastic little actress who I hope goes far, veteran Celia Imrie is on point, the soundtrack/atmosphere works wonders and they even manage to get James Cosmo in for a cameo appearance.

The stars were aligned for this to be a great little film but sadly the creators decided to take the Hollywood horror route of cliches, genericism and lack of originality. It became apparent about half way through that this was going in direction I'd seen too many times before and I was sadly correct.

Malevolent isn't bad it's just exactly the same as hundreds that have come before it.

The Good:

Great soundtrack

Florence Pugh

The Bad:

Mostly recycled

Questions left unanswered

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Horror as a whole needs a reboot


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