Critics Consensus: It relies too heavily on American slasher cliches, but Tormented is a timely, funny, and even somewhat touching entry in the high school horror genre.
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An emotionally tortured teenager returns from the grave and promptly makes life hell for those who ostracized him, in this jet-black horror comedy with echoes of Carrie At the center of the British secondary school in question is Justine (Tuppence Middleton), a pampered, elitist rich bitch. Following the suicide of a bullied classmate - overweight, asthmatic Darren Mullett (Calvin Dean) - Justine tries to wheedle her way into the "in crowd," whose members are every bit as snotty and obnoxious as she is, and strikes up a torrid affair with Alexis (Dimitri Leonidas), the most popular boy in class. For a time, everyone assumes that Darren is dead and gone; then his corpse begins turning up and gruesomely picking off the bullies, one by one. … More
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Critic Reviews for Tormented
Solid storytelling, attractive cast and modish updates are let down by a lack of scares and jokes. IMHO not gr8, don't xpkt to LOL.
Under-exploring the big reveal of the murderer and dragging the set plays out a little too long, Tormented's early promise fails to pull home.
A gruesome, edgy, ambitious, and sometimes funny horror tale that doesn't shy away from exploring adolescent cruelty.
By the end, "Tormented" is such a listless take on a potentially interesting idea that it feels like its own remake.
There's a huge amount of respect for the horror side of things here as well. If it sounds like your cup of tea, then dive in as soon as you possibly can.
Jon Wright's film delivers its shocks as efficiently as the average American equivalent. Its British jokiness makes it less scary than it perhaps could have been, but it gains more from this trade-off than it loses.
It's well enough made, fairly inventive and the bullies practise safe sex. But the film tips its hand a little too early.
The film does deliver a high gore quotient which should keep fans of the genre happy.
Brilliantly funny at times, it's well worth a look - even if the script is as holey as some of the bullies end up.
A smart, competent horror-com that's easily a match for its US counterparts.
It's diverting, occasionally moving, and has two secret weapons, teen heart-throb Alex Pettyfer and newcomer Tuppence Middleton.
A for effort, C for artistry, this wayward teen of a movie is confusing, amusing and scary - a bit like school itself.
The qualitative bar for execrable homegrown comedy-horror was recently set at ground level by Lesbian Vampire Killers, here is a movie so inept and ill-conceived that it manages to scrape a place for itself directly below that particular abomination.
Despite its weaknesses, though, there's something appealing about Tormented. It may or may not portend a revival of popular British horror, but at least no one can mistake this for the grim compulsions of the torture-porn aficionado.
There's enough vitriolic bitching among the bullying contingent to make Jon Wright's movie trashily entertaining up to a point.
Any good horror film needs not only blood spattered deaths aplenty but a good murderer too. Tormented fails that test.
What Tormented lacks in US gloss and glamour it more than matches in escapist fun, making it an enjoyable, if forgettable, ride.
Skins plus multiple slayings equals fun times, best enjoyed while mildly inebriated.
Tormented works so successfully. The laughs are funny, the scares genuine, and the flashbacks to Darren's caught on camera torture all too believable.
Audience Reviews for Tormented
Ugh! Can you get more unimaginative?! The film's message should be that the true "Tormented" ones are those who paid $10 for a ticket....More
There's a good deal of humor and a few nasty kills so other than an annoyingly "hip" soundtrack Tormented is a moderately successful newgen slasher that features a reasonable motive and beats the pants off of most others that have tried at the attempt.More
Ok but predictable and im not sure if it was surpose to be funny or not.If you like this stuff its worth a look but only if there nothing better.!More
well apart from a couple of funny jokes this movie is dyer!
Britain must really stop writing horrors its just embarressing!
This movie is boring slow and just completely unbelievable and really laughable!
This fat kid who gets bullied ends up committing suicide, after being bullied by this group of people, but he comes back as a killer and starts kiling each of them and thats the story not much to it really he kills them end of story!
Its as crap as it sounds!
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