Okay, I have to admit, part of the reason I’m so thrilled to deliver this news is because the film’s poster rocked a quote from a certain Shockya.com critic. You can check out an image of that poster below, but now we’ve got to get into the meat of this story as the film is certainly deserving of the attention.
Stevan Mena’s Bereavement hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 30th courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Back in 2004, Mena delivered a film called Malevolence, the story of a group of people who run into Martin Bristol, a boy from Minersville, Pennsylvania who was kidnapped during his youth and bred to kill. While that film featured a full-grown Martin, Bereavement takes us back to the days following his kidnapping, while his captor, Graham Sutter (Brett Rickaby), forces him to watch as he mutilates random victims.
Meanwhile, Allison Miller (Alexandra Daddario) relocates to Minersville to live with her uncle (Michael Biehn). A former track star, Allison takes daily runs through town, a run that takes her right by Sutter’s rundown pig farm. One day, when Allison catches a glimpse of young Martin in a window, the curiosity consumes her and she walks into a house of horrors.
Come August 30th, for $34.99 (Blu-ray) or $26.98 (DVD) you can own the film as well as commentary with Mena, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. If you’re looking for an honestly brutal and twisted tale, this is an excellent buy.
By Perri Nemiroff