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Tormented (I) (2009)

R  |   |  Horror  |  22 May 2009 (UK)
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A bullied teenager comes back from the dead to take revenge on his classmates.

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Natasha Cummings
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Alexis
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Justine Fielding
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Sophie
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Helena
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Nasser
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The head girl Justine gives a speech on the funeral of the teenage schoolmate Darren Mullet that has just committed suicide but she does not recall who he was. Then she is invited by Alexis to date him in the celebration party in the house of his friend Bradley. Sooner Justine discovers that Darren had a crush on her and was bullied by Bradley and his friends including Alexis. When each one of Bradley's friends is found dead, they discover that Darren has returned from beyond to revenge the humiliations he was submitted. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A New Class of Terror

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22 May 2009 (UK)  »

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Budget:

£700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£284,757 (UK) (22 May 2009)

Gross:

£638,863 (UK) (29 May 2009)
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When April Pearson's character fell into the empty grave before being beheaded, she was actually falling directly on top of a real coffin containing a body. See more »

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Nearly everyone has the apparently unpopular and bullied character's phone number saved into their phones. See more »

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Bradley: Fuck me, i'm out of breath. Now what i was trying to say was how sorry I am that Mullet decided to top himself. A bit selfish of him really, leaving Mr. jizzy no mates here, not one fat spaz to call a friend.
Jason: YOU BASTARD!
Bradley: Arr! You're a plucky little fucker aren't you. Now Mullet is dead which means he can't be sending us texts, I don't think that he can get a signal up there, do you?
Marcus: I can't even get a signal in the bogs.
Bradley: Exactly. Now being Shrek risen from the dead, ain't a bad gag. So give me...
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A not very-convincing horror tale with a message
3 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The best thing about Tormented is the opening and closing credits, which were original and interesting. The opening 10 minutes weren't bad, but from then on things go downhill and rarely pick up.

The main problem with this film was the poor storyline and script. Direction and acting were okay, and quite stylish at points, but the storyline itself wasn't sufficient to tread a path between horror and comedy.

The bullying is over-the-top and unbelievable, certainly for the age of people involved; characters were kept paper-thin; and the script riddled with clichés. You simply didn't believe what was happening, nor that, when events turn nasty, the protagonists greet them with such an indifferent attitude. Logic is out of the window - a school with 3 recent deaths, an unexplained accident, and a disappearance - yet no sign of the police, and the school still open ... hmmmmmmm.

The bottom line is, this is another film that seems incapable of representing British school students as they really are, and opts for cliché which doesn't go far enough for parody. The result leaves the viewer too detached to show much interest in the events, and there aren't enough laughs to retain interest on a purely comedic level (the only laugh coming from the discovery of the 'full condom', and we have to wait an hour for that).

Of interest to those who might like Skins, if only to see something much worse. A shame.


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