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''Bereavement'' is a thriller/horror film directed by Stevan Mena, and starring Michael Biehn, Creator/AlexandraDaddario, Brett Rickaby, John Savage, and Nolan Gerard Funk. It serves as a prequel to Mena's independent film ''Malevolence''.

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''Bereavement'' is a thriller/horror film directed by Stevan Mena, and starring Michael Biehn, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/AlexandraDaddario, Brett Rickaby, John Savage, and Nolan Gerard Funk. It serves as a prequel to Mena's independent film ''Malevolence''.


* BreakTheCutie: Allison gets subjected to this after she gets taken captive by Sutter. [[spoiler:It culminates with [[TheHeroDies her being stabbed brutally to death by Martin]].

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* BreakTheCutie: Allison gets subjected to this after she gets taken captive by Sutter. [[spoiler:It culminates with [[TheHeroDies her being stabbed brutally to death by Martin]].]]


* CruelAndUsualDeath: Most of Sutter's victims meet grisly ends, but of particular note is [[spoiler:Melissa]] who is burned alive in an oven while her leg is impaled on a meat hook.

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* CruelAndUsualDeath: CruelAndUnusualDeath: Most of Sutter's victims meet grisly ends, but of particular note is [[spoiler:Melissa]] who is burned alive in an oven while her leg is impaled on a meat hook.


%%* AbusiveParents: William's father.

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%%* AbusiveParents: William's father.Ted is shown to be verbally abusive to William and Sutter's father is implied to not be so great himself.
* AdultsAreUseless: Martin was abducted by Sutter while his mother wasn't paying attention to him.



* TheAtoner: Sutter is a twisted example. He's going around killing women out of a need for redemption.

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* TheAtoner: Sutter is a twisted example. He's going around killing women out of a need for redemption.redemption over [[spoiler:killing the cattle he took care of]].



* BreakTheCutie: Allison gets subjected to this after she gets taken captive by Sutter. [[spoiler:It culminates with [[TheHeroDies her being stabbed brutally to death by Martin]].]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Sutter seems to care about Martin in his own twisted way.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Sutter
* GoodParents: Jonathan and Karen are nothing short of nice, well-adjusted folks.

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* BreakTheCutie: Allison gets subjected to this after she gets taken captive by Sutter. [[spoiler:It culminates with [[TheHeroDies her being stabbed brutally to death by Martin]].]]
Martin]].
* CruelAndUsualDeath: Most of Sutter's victims meet grisly ends, but of particular note is [[spoiler:Melissa]] who is burned alive in an oven while her leg is impaled on a meat hook.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Sutter seems to care about Martin in his own twisted way.
way and his psychosis is implied to be the result of [[spoiler:his father forcing him to kill the cattle he grew attached to]].
%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Sutter
Sutter.
* GoodParents: Jonathan and Karen are nothing short of nice, well-adjusted folks.folks, a notable contrast to Ted and Sutter's father.



%%* {{Jerkass}}: William's dad.

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%%* {{Jerkass}}: William's dad.Ted.



%%* MyGodWhatHaveIDone

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%%* MyGodWhatHaveIDoneMyGodWhatHaveIDone:



%%* VillainProtagonist: Graham Sutter
%%* WouldHitAGirl: Sutter

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%%* VillainProtagonist: Graham Sutter
Sutter and [[spoiler:Martin]].
%%* WouldHitAGirl: SutterSutter.


In 1989, Martin Bristol, a young boy diagnosed with congenital insensitivity to pain, is abducted from his home by {{serial killer}} Graham Sutter (Rickaby), who keeps Martin captive in his basement, forcing the boy to watch him mutilate his many victims. Five years later, Allison Miller (Daddario), a teenage girl who lost her parents, goes to live with her uncle Jonathan (Biehn) and his family, and she soon crosses paths with Sutter and Martin.

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In 1989, Martin Bristol, a young boy diagnosed with [[FeelNoPain congenital insensitivity to pain, pain]], is abducted from his home by {{serial killer}} Graham Sutter (Rickaby), who keeps Martin captive in his basement, forcing the boy to watch him mutilate his many victims. Five years later, Allison Miller (Daddario), a teenage girl who lost her parents, goes to live with her uncle Jonathan (Biehn) and his family, and she soon crosses paths with Sutter and Martin.

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''Bereavement'' is a thriller/horror film directed by Stevan Mena, and starring Michael Biehn, Creator/AlexandraDaddario, Brett Rickaby, John Savage, and Nolan Gerard Funk. It serves as a prequel to Mena's independent film ''Malevolence''.

In 1989, Martin Bristol, a young boy diagnosed with congenital insensitivity to pain, is abducted from his home by {{serial killer}} Graham Sutter (Rickaby), who keeps Martin captive in his basement, forcing the boy to watch him mutilate his many victims. Five years later, Allison Miller (Daddario), a teenage girl who lost her parents, goes to live with her uncle Jonathan (Biehn) and his family, and she soon crosses paths with Sutter and Martin.
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!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

%%* AbusiveParents: William's father.
%%* AdultFear
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Allison falls for William.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sutter is killed by Martin.]]
* TheAtoner: Sutter is a twisted example. He's going around killing women out of a need for redemption.
* AxCrazy: Sutter is ''seriously'' unhinged.
%%* BodyHorror
* BreakTheCutie: Allison gets subjected to this after she gets taken captive by Sutter. [[spoiler:It culminates with [[TheHeroDies her being stabbed brutally to death by Martin]].]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Sutter seems to care about Martin in his own twisted way.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Sutter
* GoodParents: Jonathan and Karen are nothing short of nice, well-adjusted folks.
%%* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
%%* {{Jerkass}}: William's dad.
%%* MadnessMantra
* MissingMom: William's mother [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]] when he was a boy.
* MsFanservice: Allison doesn't seem to know what a bra is; at a few points, her nipples are visible under whatever top she happens to be wearing.
%%* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NiceGuy: William. [[spoiler:Too bad he ends up killed by Sutter when he tries to rescue Allison.]]
%%* NiceJobBreakingItHero
* TheNineties: Most of the film is set sometime in this time period.
* PapaWolf: Jonathan is very protective of his niece. [[spoiler:It sadly ends up getting him shot and killed by Sutter.]]
* TroubledButCute: William, Allison's LoveInterest who takes medication for some kind of psychological problem.
%%* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior
%%* VillainProtagonist: Graham Sutter
%%* WouldHitAGirl: Sutter
* WouldHurtAChild: The film begins with a {{flashback}} of Sutter abducting Martin from his yard and later [[spoiler:cutting the boy's cheek with a knife]].
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