Tormented (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Tormented (2009)




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.

Movie Info

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.

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Critic Reviews for Tormented

All Critics (35) | 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.

May 22, 2009 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Tormented makes popular E4 drama Skins look like the work of Godard

November 3, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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.

April 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

December 4, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

November 6, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

July 15, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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


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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