Icelandic director Olaf de Fleur Johannesson makes his Hollywood debut with Malevolent, starring Florence Pugh and Ben Lloyd-Hughes as a brother and sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash and get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted house turns out to be very, very real.
Siblings Jackson and Angela run a profitable ghostbusting racket, swindling the bereaved with fake detection equipment and Angela’s paranormal ‘visions’. But when they are hired to investigate a haunted old foster home, they uncover its terrifying past: young girls brutally slaughtered with their mouths stitched shut.
And Angela’s on the edge – sleepless, strung out and losing her mind, no longer certain what’s actually real and convinced that she can hear the girls crying out to her from the darkness… But supernatural terrors are the least of their problems when they discover the very real evil lurking inside the isolated house.
Malevolent is available now to stream on Netflix.