Movie Name: Bereavement “While Bereavement is brutal, vicious bleak slasher film, it also contains a story somewhere in the mess of script. Film is not even scary and is very predictable.” SharpRatings: 4 - #Poor
I acutally saw this before its #Malevolence, so I had no idea what Martin Bristol was and why was he so focused on in #Bereavement, only after I searched a bit about movie I came to know about that Bereavement is sequel to Malovolence. Though that movie was dark and scary and being slasher, Bereavement is unable to perform same way that its preceded film did, the abduction of Martin is very brief and odd, film then skips five years and we get to see Allison (#AlexandraDaddario) who comes to town to live with his only family alive, uncle Jonathan (#MichaelBeihn) she quickly draws into the mysterious life of the town. So many things about this movie annoyed me. The victims, the constant screaming, the 'hero's' poor acting, the poor acting by the murderer and the talking to his dead father, the stupid police at the end, the film’s dynamic doesn’t make sense at times. #StevanMena just wanted to deliver a movie that was focusing on Martin as boy but never really explores that route to the depth. While Bereavement works great as slasher horror movie it fails to deliver same tone, scare and gore that was shown in prequel. The bottom line, though, is that this is such a thoroughly bleak movie that it's almost too realistically grim and hopeless to find entertainment in. That's not necessarily a "flaw", but it's definitely something some viewers will respond less favorably to than others.
Long and uninteresting. Poor acting.