Anthony DiBlasi reimagines the horrors of his earlier film, Last Shift (2014), with Malum whose official trailer has been unleashed upon the world. I’m stoked for this film since I’ve realized why I fell in love with Last Shift originated with another film DiBlasi worked on, The Midnight Meat Train (2008). A physical copy of that Bradley Cooper film’s trailer sits in my art studio with the trailer for Silent House. A trip to a recently digitalized movie theater owned by an alumni from your university can prove worth it because you can grab goods that would otherwise thrown out. In any case, the love I have so far for DiBlasi’s work is likely to continue with Malum and all the horrific twists and turns this film will take.
“A rookie police officer 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.”
The horror film, out in theaters on March 31st, is directed by DiBlasi and written by him and Scott Poiley. The rookie police officer is played by Jessica Sula and the rest of the cast includes names such as Candice Coke, Kevin Wayne, Monroe Cline, Valerie Loo, Clarke Wolfe, Natalie Victoria, Chaney Morrow, Sam Brookes and many others. Malum comes from a newer film studio on the scene, Welcome Villain, focused on edgy and unique horror films.
This trailer is absolutely bonkers and I’m finding myself moving my arms around like the horror nerd I am. That’s a good sign, trust me. Malum brings in multiple elements of the subgenres found in horror based on this trailer alone. Takes on the supernatural, cults, isolation, paranormal dread and much more fill every moment. I find it really hilarious that as I’m writing this the song “Baphomet” by Satanic Planet (feat. Jung Sing) has started playing. This feels like an appropriate audio to go with everything. As the marketing for the film suggests, we have to feed that demon. So let’s grab some popcorn and await the eternal torment on March 31st when Malum arrives in theaters.