This Friday 5th October Netflix premieres our chilling horror MALEVOLENT. The film stars the unstoppable Florence Pugh (the breakout star of Lady Macbeth and David Mackenzie’s upcoming Outlaw King), Ben Lloyd- Hughes (Breathe, War & Peace) and Celia Imrie (star of Finding Your Feet, Calendar Girls, but in this film as you have never seen her before.)
MALEVOLENT follows a pair of sibling bogus ghost hunters who are confronted by a very dark and very real danger when they are called to an old orphanage. The Netflix Original forms part of the streaming site’s Spooky Season, which also includes classics like The Shining and other upcoming originals including Apostle.
Brother and sister team Angela (Florence Pugh) and Jackson (Ben Lloyd- Hughes) are nothing more than scam artists. Preying on the grief stricken and the vulnerable, they convince the bereaved that Angela has the ability to contact the dead. It’s a simple con, until Mrs. Green (Celia Imrie) summons the pair to her home — the orphanage that was once stage to a string of murders of young girls — and Angela grows less and less certain of what’s actually real. The fake paranormal investigators suffer the ultimate reality check when they are confronted by the true horrors and terrifying past that lie hidden within the haunted orphanage.
The film is directed by Icelandic Director Olaf de Fleur and adapted from a novella (“Hush”) by E.M. Blomqvist. The film was shot on location in Scotland with backing from Creative Scotland.