Tormented (1960)





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In this low-budget, campy horror film, a murderous pianist pays for his crime when body parts from the lover he pushed from a lighthouse come back to haunt him just before he is to marry a prominent socialite.
Classics , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Richard Carlson
as Tom Stewart
Juli Reding
as Vi Mason
Susan Gordon
as Sandy Hubbard
Julie Reding
as Vi Mason
Lugene Sanders
as Meg Hubbard
Lillian Adams
as Real Estate Broker
Gene Roth
as Lunch Stand Operator
Joe Turkel
as Nick
Vera Marshe
as Mother
Harry Fleer
as Father
Merritt Stone
as Clergyman
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Critic Reviews for Tormented

All Critics (3)

'She's dead,' muses Richard Carlson. 'She doesn't exist. She's a perfume, she's a footprint, she's a hand, she's a face in a picture...' In other words, she sure is present for something that 'doesn't exist'; isn't that the way 'dead' loves tend to be?

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Though it's passable entertainment, the ghost story developments are too ridiculous to be even considered real possibilities.

Full Review… | October 30, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bert I. Gordon is most well known for his low-budget 1950s sci-fi pics, but this little seen relic of 1960 is actually one of his better efforts. It is also one of the more entertaining installments of the always enjoyable Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Full Review… | August 19, 2010

Audience Reviews for Tormented

Yes... watch it... I remembered a line from it from when I saw it at 6 years old. Watch... this... perfect!

Cindy Geary
Cindy Geary

A b/w Bert I Gordon low-budget horror. I think the effects were laughable even in the year it was made. Plot is decent, but maybe not too original. Is he really being haunted, or is he crazy? Then the plot twist and ironic end.


The story is interesting, but it's hard to get over how bad this movie is otherwise. The actors aren't good, neither is the directing, editing, etc. It's bad, but not too bad to check out if you don't have anything better to do.

Aj V
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