What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Brandon Breyer: Jackson A. Dunn
  • Tori Breyer: Elizabeth Banks
  • Kyle Breyer: David Denman
  • Noah McNichol: Matt Jones
  • Merilee McNichol: Meredith Hagner
  • Erica: Becky Wahlstrom
  • Caitlyn: Emmie Hunter
  • Sheriff Deever: Gregory Alan Williams
  • Deputy Ayres: Annie Humphrey
  • Royce: Abraham Clinkscales
  • Fauxhawk: Christian Finlayson
  • Ms. Espenschied: Jennifer Holland
  • P.E. Teacher: Terence Rosemore
  • Principal Susko: Elizabeth Becka
  • EJ: Steve Agee
  • Travis: Stephen Blackehart
  • Reporter: Mike Dunston
  • The Big T: Michael Rooker

Film Crew:

  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom Myers
  • Producer: James Gunn
  • Production Design: Patrick M. Sullivan
  • Editor: Andrew S. Eisen
  • Executive Producer: Brian Gunn
  • Executive Producer: Mark Gunn
  • First Assistant Director: Jacques Terblanche
  • Sound Mixer: Mike Robertson
  • Unit Production Manager: Dan Clifton
  • First Assistant Camera: Ian Campbell
  • Co-Producer: Matthew Medlin
  • Casting Director: Rich Delia
  • Stunt Coordinator: Lonnie R. Smith Jr.
  • Editor: Peter Gvozdas
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Josh Hakian
  • Production Accountant: Allison Scott II
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Justin Raleigh
  • Executive Producer: Ali Jazayeri
  • Sound Mixer: Erik H. Magnus
  • Key Makeup Artist: Melanie Deforrest
  • Sound Effects Editor: Trevor Gates
  • Sound Effects Editor: Andrew Twite
  • Casting Director: Chase Paris
  • Casting Director: Tara Feldstein Bennett
  • Director: David Yarovesky
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Caius Man
  • Script Supervisor: Brett Hamann
  • Key Makeup Artist: Jack Lazzaro
  • Compositing Supervisor: Christian Pundschus
  • Animation Supervisor: Claudius Urban
  • Hair Department Head: Anna Quinn
  • Supervising Sound Editor: P.K. Hooker
  • Storyboard Artist: Simeon Wilkins
  • ADR Supervisor: Ryan Cole
  • “B” Camera Operator: Jan Ruona
  • Original Music Composer: Tim Williams
  • “A” Camera Operator: Ramon Engle
  • Set Costumer: Riki LeCotey
  • Foley Mixer: Rustam Gimadiyev
  • Music Editor: Nathaniel Hill
  • Costume Designer: Autumn Steed
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Nicholas Cochran
  • Best Boy Electric: Greg Argarin
  • Set Costumer: Sara Cobbeldick
  • Casting Associate: Adam Richards
  • ADR Voice Casting: Fabiana Arrastia
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ken McGill
  • Concept Artist: Luca Nemolato
  • Director of Photography: Michael Dallatorre
  • Storyboard Artist: Josh Sheppard
  • Executive Producer: Simon Hatt
  • Leadman: Teresa Strebler
  • Key Grip: Joe Duarte
  • Rigging Grip: Edward Young
  • Foley Artist: Bogdan Zavarzin
  • Executive Producer: David Gendron
  • Art Direction: Christian Snell
  • Assistant Property Master: Elizabeth Ralston
  • Music Supervisor: Trygge Toven
  • VFX Editor: Jan Reichmann
  • Concept Artist: Gabor Szabo
  • Boom Operator: Freddy Chancellor
  • Gaffer: Jesse Jaraczewski
  • Camera Operator: Bongani Mlambo
  • Gaffer: German Valle
  • Hair Department Head: Taschi Lynell
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Lauren Oppelt
  • CG Supervisor: Chris Smallfield
  • Set Dresser: Tye Kerber
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Ines Michelena
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Kalas Pendergraft
  • Lighting Technician: Raul Flores
  • First Assistant Editor: Robert Lee
  • Art Department Assistant: Jonathan McCarter
  • Assistant Editor: Michael Costello
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Tulio Duenas
  • Sound Editor: Diego Perez
  • Storyboard Artist: Brian Murray
  • Set Costumer: Caitlin ‘Cat’ Booth
  • Key Costumer: Joanie Ming
  • Epk Camera Operator: Jeremy Emerman
  • Set Decoration: Kassandra DeAngelis
  • Transportation Coordinator: Dale Combs
  • Second Assistant Director: Gene Michael Smith
  • Grip: Aaron Welch
  • Music Supervisor: Shannon Murphy
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Patrick M. Allen
  • Script Supervisor: Jana Davis
  • Production Secretary: Isaac Sever
  • Graphic Designer: Matthew Benjamin Parker
  • Set Dresser: Michael Green
  • Property Master: Forest Fagan
  • Makeup Department Head: Briky Stone
  • Producer: Kenneth Huang
  • Executive Producer: Nic Crawley
  • Executive Producer: Kent Huang
  • Associate Producer: Tessie Groff
  • Still Photographer: Boris Martin
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Dietrich Hasse
  • Key Hair Stylist: Heather Morris
  • Best Boy Electric: Paul Stockwell
  • Dolly Grip: Tom Waijers
  • Dolly Grip: Andre Sobczak
  • Electrician: Kevin Newton
  • Electrician: Cris Toebben
  • Grip: Clay Caldwell
  • Rigging Gaffer: Eddy Flores
  • Rigging Grip: Nathan Ward
  • Costumer: Zena Zeizet
  • Casting Assistant: Skyler Zurn
  • Animation: Belen Sousa Domínguez
  • Animation: Daniel S. Yuhlmann
  • CG Supervisor: Sebastian Zilius
  • Compositing Supervisor: Patrick Kreuser
  • Compositing Supervisor: Michael Dohne
  • Lighting Artist: Chris Debski
  • Lighting Artist: Joerg Unterberg
  • Lighting Artist: Philipp Wibisono
  • Lighting Artist: Marco Curado
  • VFX Editor: Laura Fong-Prospero
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Tracey Smith
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Sarah Fernandez
  • Armorer: Matthew Czarnowsky
  • Art Department Coordinator: Hannah Smith
  • Assistant Editor: Megan Chomskis
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Jennifer Raymond
  • First Assistant Editor: Yu Jung Hou
  • Stunt Double: JoAnn Bernat
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Jackson McDonald
  • Post Production Supervisor: Renee Minasian
  • Storyboard Artist: Cesar E. Lemus
  • Foley Editor: Sergey Timoschuk
  • Set Dresser: Spencer James Steadman
  • Foley Editor: Andrey Medvedkov
  • Assistant Property Master: Shawn W. Logue
  • Assistant Property Master: Suzu Tran
  • Concept Artist: Jimmy Duda
  • Construction Coordinator: Michael C. Woodcock
  • Greensman: Madison Stojanowski
  • Property Master: Beth Sheldon
  • Prop Maker: Troy N. Satterfield
  • Prop Maker: Andre Spencer
  • Set Dresser: Christopher Watson
  • Set Dresser: Lason White
  • Set Painter: Robert Ballew
  • Set Painter: Anna Ragghianti
  • Storyboard Artist: John McKey
  • Stunt Double: Kathryn Howard
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Allie Toman
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Sagar Desai
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Callie Moore
  • Production Supervisor: Won Chung
  • Assistant Accountant: Matthew Borysewicz
  • Payroll Accountant: John Waldrip
  • Location Manager: Michael Woodruff
  • Assistant Location Manager: Joseph Raines
  • Assistant Location Manager: Chris Sands
  • Construction Foreman: Kyle Olsen
  • Makeup Artist: Caley Brooks
  • Extras Casting: Heather Taylor
  • Set Medic: Dan Delage
  • Studio Teacher: Saena Yi
  • Studio Teacher: Abby Hilton
  • Transportation Captain: Sidney Ruffin

Movie Reviews:

  • MovieGuys: Bad Superman

    What if superman was a bad guy? That’s the premise Brightburn is built upon.

    To my mind its a more mature concept than the traditional good guy Superman. It makes sense on a certain level too. A superior being would inevitably assert its superiority over lesser beings. That’s how evolution and predator/prey relationships tend to work.

    Whether you agree with my Darwinian assumptions or not, this is a decent horror sci fi film. There’s a sense of the comfortable and familiar family dynamic being turned on its head. The innocent, much loved, adopted son, transformed into something so overwhelming powerful and ruthlessly destructive, that even his parents come to fear him.

    Its the abrupt contrast between these two realities, that makes this film genuinely unnerving.Helped in no small part by a clever climax, that underlines the fall from grace humanity faces, at the hands of this alien other.

    A decent watch I rate 7/10.

  • EgorSushko: Greatful film with good special effects, interesting story and cool cast. Superman vision of horror became best anti-superhero movie I have ever seen.

    But the movie has one big problem. There is no Sergey A. at the lead role. I think, that Sergey could be good lead character of this film.

  • Yinse: Great concept, very gory, just did not live up to the hype.
  • MSB: If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog 🙂

    Brightburn is one of those few movies throughout the year that can grab everyone’s attention solely due to its premise. In a world where the superhero genre is oversaturated with almost a comic-book-based film each month, the Gunn family delivers an unique concept that I don’t think it was ever explored this way. “What if Superman was evil?” is an idea that can be developed through so many different ways, depending on the director and screenwriters’ approach. David Yarovesky clearly drew inspiration from Zack Snyder’s version (Man of Steel), and that’s where the movie is best: in exploring the vast and interesting possibilities that a screenplay like this can pursue.

    Usually, when someone writes something along the lines of “it felt like two movies”, it’s not a good sign. Brightburn is a dark, mysterious and suspenseful film during the first half, but then it pretty much transforms itself into a horror-slasher flick, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I firmly believe that no audience member (and I would even dare write critics as well) will leave the theater completely satisfied or entirely disappointed. If you expected the Gunn family to delve deep into Superman’s mythology and explore some twisty paths, they do rely on classic scenes to show how it all could have been if “Clark Kent” wasn’t a nice boy.

    If you were expecting a movie closer to the horror genre, the last half of the film offers some good sequences. However, that’s when the movie loses what made me go watch it in the first place. It’s a very short film and it ends in a way that leaves me wanting more. The big problem here is that it’s likely not going to get a sequel, and it could have easily added extra 20-30 minutes to deliver a more fulfilled story.

    Production-wise, having in mind its low budget, it looks remarkably great. Some good moments of gorgeous cinematography, and beautiful wide shots. The jump scare sequences of the second half aren’t nearly as effective as they could be, but at least the editing throughout the entire runtime is seamless. With a few more creative and entertaining scenes, Brightburn could have been a lot more menacing and scarier. I only remembered it was R-rated once the first bloody and quite violent moment occurs, and these specific moments are definitely eye-opening, gruesome and horrifying, even though it gets too over-the-top a couple of times.

    Elizabeth Banks (Tori Breyer) delivers a notable performance, as well as David Denman (Kyle Breyer). Their characters have a compelling backstory, and they actually have a well-developed script. They don’t make dumb or irrational decisions, like the generic horror characters that we all recognize. Jackson A. Dunn (Brandon) is pretty good as the evil Superman, even if his performance ends up being too monotonous for me. Looking at the overall feedback from both critics and audience, this seems to be part of those rare films each year which I enjoy a bit more than most people.

    All in all, Brightburn doesn’t take off powerfully like Superman, but it’s still able to fly for a bit. With good performances, remarkable production design, and an adequate use of its R-rating, the Gunn family delivers an incredibly captivating concept which is explored through an interesting yet unfulfilling screenplay. The second half turns the movie into a pure slasher flick, which might positively affect some viewers, but for me it took away what was really entertaining. The ending is just a taste of what the film could have been and it’s disappointing that it doesn’t explore its fantastic idea more in-depth, but the final feeling about the movie isn’t too bad either.

    Rating: B

  • Gimly: Given that the premise of the movie is pretty much entirely “What if Superman was a dick?” (something that has already been explored pretty thoroughly by DC themselves) I did not expect so much of the focus of the film to be taken up by the family dynamix inherent in the difficulties of parenting.

    A pretty mismarketed movie I think. Presented in trailers initially to be a sort of a twist on the superhero genre, and as we got closer to the release of the film, to be a Scary Supes movie, who _Brightburn_ should really be targetting is gorehounds, because it’s their avenue in which it most excels.

    Neat sting at the credits though.

    _Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._

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