Helmed by director Anthony DiBlasi (Last Shift, Dread, Extremity) and co-written by DiBlasi and Scott Poiley (Last Shift, Missionary, Exhume), the same creative team behind 2014’s Last Shift, Malum reimagines the original critically-acclaimed horror hit and expands the filmmakers vision of nightmare-inducing terror. DiBlasi says:
“With this new film, we really wanted it to stand on its own, and giving it a new title absolutely does that. The name ‘Malum’ is not only a major element of the plot and how things unfold, but that word, in some of the oldest languages in history, means ‘evil’ and ‘an offense against right or law,’ which seamlessly ties into the twisted, horrific themes of the film. Once audiences see the movie, they won’t soon forget the name ‘Malum’.”
Thrusting viewers into a relentless, adrenaline-fueled, bloody cult nightmare, Malum focuses on a rookie police officer who willingly takes the last shift at a newly decommissioned police station in an attempt to uncover the mysterious connection between her father’s death and a vicious cult. Throughout the night, she finds herself barraged by terrifying supernatural events while unveiling the truth behind her family’s twisted past.
Far from a shot-for-shot remake, Malum pays respect to the original film but is a much different type of movie that has given the filmmakers a chance to tell their full story with all the right resources. Welcome Villain developed and produced Maulm, their first original production, and will distribute the film domestically in North America with a nationwide theatrical release this Spring. Raven Banner is handling international sales and will be presenting at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.
Malum stars Jessica Sula (Skins, Split, Godless, Panic) and was shot on location in a recently abandoned prison in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The film features special effects make-up from the team at RussellFX (Hellraiser, The Ritual, The Night House). Malum is produced by Scott Poiley and Dan Clifton, and executive produced by Mary Poiley, Luke LaBeau, Eric Kleifield, Bonner Bellew, and Justin Brown.