Controversial New Poster for Steven Mena’s Bereavement

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Those kooky fiends lurking behind-the-scenes at the MPAA always seem to get their collective panties in a bind when it comes to children and violence. Take, for instance, the latest poster for Steven Mena’s “Bereavement”, which is the prequel to his minimalist slasher opus “Malevolence”. Apparently this great and Godly body of cinematic decency has taken issue with the kid holding the knife, which, if you ask me, isn’t all that threatening. Did the MPAA see “Kick-Ass”? How about “Let Me In”? Both of these films featured children doing extremely naughty things, the least of which involved a boy carrying a really big knife. Call me crazy, but it’s not that bad. Then again, I loved “The Human Centipede” and “A Serbian Film”, so what do I know of morals.

The offending poster and a nifty trailer lie below, courtesy of Shock Till You Drop.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Brian

    The MPAA needs to get out of the 50s and into the 2010’s that will fix a lot of the unnecessary hubbub. I like that poster.