R | | Crime, Horror, Thriller
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.
Director Stevan Mena's initial cut of the film was three hours long. Post production work on film in order to cut it down to its final length involved some re-shoots and cutting back the gore scenes in the film. Mena said in interview for Fangoria; "The original cut was extraordinarily bloody, and we just felt there was no way we were going to get it to any kind of a wide audience with that amount in it. So we toned it down a bit-not to the detriment of gore fans; it's still a very violent movie, it's just a little more watchable now. There were also certain story elements that I felt needed a bit more attention, and I had the opportunity to go out and make it better, which I did." Director's cut of the film was released in October of 2018.
I envy your serenity. The path to redemption is through forgiveness - absolution. You're my witness.
At the end of the credits, there is an additional scene that actually begins as a scene taken from Malevolence, tying the two movies together. The scene is updated with Courtney's introduction to Martin after running for help.
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