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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

[4.50/10] Malefique (2003)


Malefique (2003)

Short review: Eric Vallette's low-budget French horror flick "Malefique" didn't lack originality, and yet its uniqueness just wasn't enough for me. A cannibal, a transsexual, and a business owner are trapped in a cell. Along with a professor with an unhealthy thirst for knowledge, are all cellmates in a French prison. During a scuffle, a loose stone falls out of the wall revealing the diary of a former prisoner. The diary is also a spell-book which may help them escape, or drive them all mad. It's an intriguing concept, but the story was so odd, unsatisfying and boring, that the fast-forward button on my remote was used very often. In "Malefique", everything revolves in one single cell and it all became annoying very quickly. The characters were nasty and weird, and I was hoping to see them all dead. Thankfully, my wish came true. The scares were mostly non-existent, as was the suspense. Simply said, "Malefique" is overrated! It must have been some kind of spell put over the viewers, to make them like this movie. Well, this spell just didn't work for me.

  • My Rating: 4.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.6/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

The logic at the end is ridiculous, with characters being killed off for nothing other than bodycount.

Nebular said...

I agree, it was downright ridiculous, as was most of the movie. I really don't understand why everybody loves this film?!