MALEVOLENCE PREQUEL NEWS
I haven?t seen Stevan Mena?s acclaimed independent horror feature Malevolence, but everyone who has says it?s a genuinely disturbing and tense horror film, combining elements of Halloween, Last House on the Left and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Yes, that?s what they all say, but you don?t get the kind of audience and critical reaction that Malevolence has gotten unless the film delivers the goods.
You?ve got to like a film which was too scary for Lions Gate Films to want to distribute. 'I sent a copy of the film to the head of Lions Gate,' says Mena. 'He watched the film, and thought it was really scary but felt that the subject matter was too dark for Lions Gate to distribute.'
Probably had to do with the kidnapping and torture of the young kid in the film which leads us to the rest of the story of Malevolence - the 500 page epic trilogy that Mena always envisioned for Malevolence. While the released film serves as the middle part in the trilogy, Mena?s script leaves room for a prequel or sequel or both.
The Corner had a chance to speak to Mena who talked about his plans for a Malevolence prequel. 'We?re planning the prequel for Malevolence,' says Mena. 'The prequel will be taken directly from my original 500 page screenplay, and will address the torture of Martin Bristol, and the victims of Graham Sutter from 1989-1999.'
Mena?s currently taking Malevolence around the country, expanding distribution city by city, while working on developing more feature projects. 'So far the distribution for Malevolence is going great,' says Mena. 'We opened on Long Island on September 10 and now we?re expanding into more cities like Boston, New York City, Wilmington, Rochester and others. In addition, I?m working on what I hope will be the scariest ghost picture ever made. A bold statement, but I think that genre still hasn?t been pushed to the edge yet. And the supernatural permits you to use devices and situations that allow you to totally strangle the audience with fear.'
Courtesy of Creature Corner