Release dateOctober 4, 2013 (2013-10-04) (Shriekfest) CastGary Cairns (Allex), Brad Dourif (The Man), Nick Nicotera (Chad), Sienna Farall (Emily), Stefan Avalos (Grandfather, young), Jennifer Blanc (Gail) Similar moviesRoboCop, Re-Animator, X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, The Duplicates, The Cars That Ate Paris
TaglineThe experiment is real.
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Malignant is a 2013 American horror film written and directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley. It stars Gary Carins and Brad Dourif as a patient who undergoes involuntary treatment to cure his alcoholism and the mad doctor who performs it, respectively.
After his wife dies, Allex becomes a self-destructive alcoholic. A mysterious doctor shows Allex the consequences of his actions, and the involuntary treatment leaves Allex with incisions. The doctor explains that whenever Allex drinks to excess, an implant will force him to violently murder people.
Gary Cairns as Allex
Brad Dourif as The Man
Nick Nicotera as Chad
Sienna Farall as Emily
Steve Wastell as Charlie
Jennifer Blanc as Gail
Dourif said that he was approached by the filmmakers and accepted the role because he found the character interesting. Dourif said that the character feigns sympathy, which makes him easier to portray as somewhat sympathetic.
Malignant premiered at Shriekfest in Los Angeles on October 4, 2013. It was released to video on demand in May 2014. The DVD was released February 17, 2015.
Pat Torfe of Bloody Disgusting rated it 2.5/5 stars and wrote, "Diehard fans of Dourif may get some enjoyment out of seeing him strut his stuff, but it's ultimately not enough for this film to be entertaining." Scott Hallam of Dread Central rated it 2.5/5 stars and wrote, "The casting of Brad Dourif as a maniacal scientist was a brilliant move that took a movie that might have been a throwaway and elevated it to at least a satisfactory level." Ross Peterson of HorrorNews.Net wrote that Dourif's character is far more interesting and is not given enough screen time in comparison to the lead. Mark L. Miller of Ain't It Cool News wrote, "Brian Avenet-Bradley has constructed a solid thriller here with a strong mystery, characters you can't help but feel for, and a diabolical and bent villain in Dourif."