October 28, 2012 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2012: Night #10 Bereavement (2010)
Tonight's movie is the hardcore one of the bunch, particularly if the more realistic human horrors get under your skin. Bereavement (2010) is about Allison who has moved to a new town to live with her father after the death of her mother. The town has a dark secret, a serial killer kidnapping and murdering women, and unknown to anyone, training a young kidnapped boy to help him. As with most of our movies this year there is more than meets the eye too. Beyond that, Bereavement also happens to be the prequel to Malevolence (2003).
Alexandra Daddario stars as Allison Miller. Alexandra was in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), and will be in Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). Spencer List plays Martin Bristol the kidnapped boy. Spencer has been in Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Fringe (2008) (TV). Brett Rickaby plays kidnapper and murderer Graham Sutter and can be seen in Angel (1999) (TV), The Crazies (2010), and Dexter (2006) (TV). Michael Biehn plays Allison's father Jonathan. Michael was in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Seventh Sign (1988), The Abyss (1989), Grindhouse (2007), and is slated to appear in The Farm (2014) with Danielle Harris. Nolan Gerard Funk appears as the local boy William interested in Allison. Nolan has been in X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003), Hollow Man II (2006), The Dead Zone (2002) (TV), Supernatural (2005) (TV), Deadgirl (2008), House at the End of the Street (2012), and will be in The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking (2013).
Allison's stepmother is played by Kathryn Meisle from Basket Case 2 (1990). Peyton List is Spencer List's twin and plays Wendy, Allison's stepsister. Peyton too was in Spider-Man 2 (2004). There is also John Savage as Ted. John has been in Tales from the Crypt (1989) (TV), The X-Files (1993) (TV), Carnosaur 2 (1995), The Outer Limits (1995) (TV), Dark Angel (2000) (TV), Fringe (TV), and the forthcoming Nephilim (2013). Greg Wood plays the teacher and has previously been in The Sixth Sense (1999), Signs (2002), and The Happening (2008). Lastly for the acting crew is Andrea Havens from Unbreakable (2000) as Agatha. That just leaves Stevan Mena who wrote, produced, directed and scored the music for Bereavement as well as all the same credits for Malevolence (2003), and was director only for two episodes of School Spirits (2012) (TV).