Bereavement is the prequel to the 2004 film Malevolence, both directed by Stevan Mena. Malevolence split audiences right in half. A lot of fans really enjoyed it as an homage to slasher films of the past, most recognizably John Carpenter’s Halloween. For some though, it borrowed far too heavily to ignore. Admittedly, right down to the score, it felt like a carbon copy of Carpenter’s iconic film in certain scenes, but some people, myself included felt like it offered up enough of it’s own qualities to stand on its own feet.