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Tormented (I) (2009)

 -  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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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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Horror

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£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 »

Quotes

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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Don't Be Afraid
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Grange Hill with gore
21 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An entirely predictable high school horror in which a bullied student commits suicide and then comes back from the dead as a malevolent zombie, taking revenge on everyone who wronged him. The only difference with this production is that it's British-flavoured, but in every other respect it's the kind of movie you've seen a hundred times before.

The first thing that struck me as I watched this was the distinct lack of sympathetic characters. The high school students are a group of vicious and narcissistic bullies who you'll be waiting to get bumped off – even Alex Pettyfer, playing against type as a bad guy for once. Tuppence Middleton is, I suppose, the protagonist and somebody you're supposed to root for, but I found her as irritating as the rest. Vaguely interesting characters, like James Floyd's Nasser, are kept to the sidelines. The antagonist isn't very pleasant either. Watching this becomes a bit of a depressing experience, one in which you're just waiting for the next gore scene.

And gory it is. The film-makers adopt the approach of making every death as inventive as possible, and there are some truly nasty moments played out for their absurd, comedic value as well as the bloodshed. The bit involving a guillotine is particularly outrageous and really works, and it's moments like this that stop TORMENTED from being a dog in the same way that non-starting hoodie horror F was a dog. In fact, it's fairly well made throughout, with well-shot direction and a perfectly-timed pacing. Perhaps not a film you'd ever want to watch again, but it does the business for a one-time viewing.


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