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Tormented

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
The late ’70s high school slasher movie gets a Facebook-era makeover in this sporadically gruesome but non-frightening British horror comedy. Just as squeaky-clean head girl Justine (Tuppence Middleton) gains entry to the ruling ‘In Crowd’ clique, it tears itself apart.

These arrogant, good-looking boys and girls were the chief persecutors of lardy, asthmatic suicide Darren Mullet (Calvin Dean), and now they’re receiving text messages from beyond the grave. But these supernatural SMS threats are only a precursor to old-fangled mayhem. Very soon they are being impaled on a wooden cross, castrated with a broken bottle, decapitated with a spade or having an eyeball towel-whipped out of its socket – by Darren’s oddly zombie-like ghost.

Scriptwriter Stephen Prentice and director Jon Wright, who wrote Hammer’s online horror movie ‘Beyond the Rave’, have their finger on the teen pulse. Sadly, their 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.
Written by Nigel Floyd

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 22 May 2009
  • Duration:91 mins
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