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Screener Squad: Malum

Malum Movie Review


Writer/Director Anthony DiBlasi has been making horror movies for a while now. One of them is called Last Shift, released in 2014. Well apparently he liked the idea so much, he essentially re-(made/booted) his own film. Which brings us to today’s film, Malum. It tells the story of a rookie cop’s first night on the job. Officer Loren takes a shift at a defunct station, about to close, that happened to be the station where her daddy cop, committed a murder/suicide. This is not a coincidence, and you can bet Officer Loren regrets her decision pretty quickly. The meat of the movie really doesn’t happen until midway through the 2nd act. It earns some genuine scares, but seems off balance. T.C., Lewayne, and Chad all have PTSD from the “flashlight scene.” ughhhhh…. Please hug them.


DIRECTED BY: Anthony DiBlasi

STARRING: Jessica Sula, Natalie Victoria, Candice Coke, Clarke Wolfe, Monroe Cline, Kevin Wayne, Valerie Loo, Morgan Lennon, Chaney Morrow, Sam Brooks, Britt George, Eric Olson, Christopher Matthew Spencer, Danielle Coyne, Megan Massie, Ben Kacsandi, Brooklyn Durs, David Fultz, Angel Ray, Mary O’Neil, Marcus Jorgensen, Bekah Medford, Donovan Kirkpatrick




T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.



Lewayne White (Screener Squad)

Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.



Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)

Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”



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