As Halloween is getting closer, Netflix is adding more new titles in the horror genre to their catalog. To the recent announced additions of TV series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018– ) and Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House (2018– ), or the movies Jeepers Creepers III (2017) and Apostle (2018), to be also screened at the Sitges Film Festival this weekend, another title that is calling up the attention is supernatural horror Malevolent (2018).
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, a filmmaker more experienced in documentaries and TV Movies, directs his first horror movie with Malevolent (2018). It is based on the novel Hush by Eva Konstantopoulos, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Ben Ketai, the writer of The Forest (2016). It circles around siblings Jackson and Angela who run a profitable ghostbusting racket, swindling the bereaved with fake detection equipment and Angela’s paranormal so-called 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. Angela finds herself 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. The fake paranormal investigators suffer the ultimate reality check when they are confronted by the true horrors and terrifying past that lie hidden within the haunted orphanage.
The main cast of Malevolent (2018) is formed by Florence Pugh, Celia Imrie, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers and Georgina Bevan. The movie was filmed at the old Victoria Hospital, in Glasgow. Sigma Films in association with Catalyst Global Media has produced the movie.
Malevolent (2018) will be part of the Netflix Originals catalog this friday the 4th of October. You can watch the trailer here:
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