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Tormented (2009)

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Critic 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.

Cast

Calvin Dean
as Darren Mullett
Tuppence Middleton
as Justine Fielding
Mary Nighy
as Helena
Olly Alexander
as Jason Banks
Sophie Wu
as Mei Lei
Tom Hopper
as Marcus
Peter Amory
as Richard Head
Geoff Bell
as Gordon Ramsay
Sandra Dickinson
as Miss Swanson
Andrea Newland
as Miss Harrington
Kenneth Collard
as Mr. Dawson
Jon Carver
as DC Harmison
Sarah Moonan
as Young Girl
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Critic Reviews for Tormented

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Fan The Fire

A gruesome, edgy, ambitious, and sometimes funny horror tale that doesn't shy away from exploring adolescent cruelty.

Full Review… | December 4, 2009
Aisle Seat

By the end, "Tormented" is such a listless take on a potentially interesting idea that it feels like its own remake.

Full Review… | November 6, 2009
eFilmCritic.com

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.

Full Review… | July 15, 2009

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.

Full Review… | May 28, 2009
Times (UK)

Audience Reviews for Tormented

Exceptionally c grade, but I did watch it all. It had something despite the hammy acting and stereotypes. Lost Me ...............spoiler .....................................................,....when dead boy killed the only friend he had. I didn't get that. I think it was making a point about bullying. I commend that. But overall the movie is a fail. I did like the Justine character but the rest were pretty vile.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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....

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

½

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.

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer

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