A female student is escorted from school by police at the beginning of the film, then a flashback sequence occurs to five days earlier. That same female student, Justine Fielding (Tuppence Middleton), is giving a eulogy for another student in Darren Mullet (Calvin Dean) that committed suicide because of the constant bullying he recieved from his school peers. A group of school peers who find delight in torturing others not like them. That all begins to change when Darren comes back from the dead to get revenge for all the horrible things that were done to him.
What I enjoy about British horror is their imagination on how they deliver their scenes. Tormented mixes nice cheeky humor with some class gore effects. The storyline isn't anything new; honestly, it's the same thing we've seen before. The majority of school horror films revolve around the same basic principal; revenge. The victim is either bullied or is in love with the main female in the entire school. There really isn't anything going for these types of films and always ends in the most predictable way. Tormented, while going down familiar territory, doesn't end the way we all might expect a film like this to end.
Writer Stephen Prentice sort of had me there at the start, but he changed it up while including some witty dialogue. I'm really huge on British accents, even moreso when they're coming from beautiful female leads. Tuppence Middleton shines in her role and I wouldn't mind seeing a lot more films in which she stars in. I'm really impressed on how the British can take a low budget film and turn it into high-priced gold. The cinematography was a bit jarring, but the kill scenes were awfully creative. I would also like to point out two scenes which involved sex, which had extra camera emphasis on the condoms being used. It's funny how a horror film still finds time to give out "safe sex" tips to the young generation. Then soon after having one of the guys being viciously castrated by zombie/ghost Darren. Which comes back to how hilarious the British can be when presenting their own brand of horror.