Ranking the Malevolence films.
Franchise Average: 3.333 Stars
I viewed this film via Amazon Prime.
After a massive step up in production value from Malevolence to Bereavement, Malevolence 3: Killer returns to the ultra-low-budget, regional horror feel of the original film. The third (and presumably final) entry in the trilogy is a total riff on Halloween, with antagonist Martin Bristol returning to his neighborhood to stalk and slash a bunch of unsuspecting residents. Because of that, Malevolence 3 is likely the most entertaining film in the series.
Probably the most inconsistent trilogy, ever.
Malevolence, is a heist/ character driven film, turned Friday The 13th Part 2 esque- slasher in the last act.
Malevolence 2 : Bereavement, is a serial killer/ torture fest, with an overly long run time bogging it down.
And here we have Malevolence 3 : Killer, a straight up Halloween rip off, where our main protagonist Martin, is now all of a sudden Michael Myers stalking teenage girls in a suburban neighborhood.
🤷🏼♀️ Jarring, to say the least.
The weakest of the trilogy, but still a pretty decent slasher in its own right.
The most straight forward of the trilogy, MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER suffers most from having very few actors. Plenty of bodies, sure, but few actors. Almost nothing I liked about the first two are evident here. To say it feels halfhearted would be an understatement. -1/2
The least worthwhile of the MALEVOLENCE trilogy goes stalk-and-slash in the ‘burbs, creating what feels like a low-rent HALLOWEEN homage. And as long as HALLOWEEN exists, I can’t think of a reason anyone should watch this, unless you’re a MALEVOLENCE completist.