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.
Tormented deserves a thumbs- up for its top young cast, its willingness to try something different, and for delivering a slew of fun, if hugely unfrightening, moments. So well done for, er, having a stab.
A slasher for the Twitter generation, Tormented catches the spirit of the times without being too try-hard. Quips and snogging take precedence over scares, but its commentary on new technology's power to intimidate is chillingly apt.
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.