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Tormented (I) (2009)

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A bullied teenager comes back from the dead to take revenge on his classmates.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Cummings
Justine Fielding
Jason Banks
Mei Lei
Ruby Bentall ...
Peter Amory ...
Head Teacher


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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Release Date:

22 May 2009 (UK)  »

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Distúrbio  »

Box Office


£700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£284,757 (UK) (22 May 2009)


£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 »


During the sex scene between Alex Pettyfer and April Pearson, April Pearson is not wearing a shirt. However, as Alex Pettyfer is dragged out of the car, she is suddenly wearing her shirt again. See more »


Helena: What do you want?
Tasha: I want world peace
[in a fake American accent]
Tasha: , I want Prada shoes and I want you to know why you have been sending us texts, you stupid geeky little bitch.
Helena: What are you talking about?
Khalillah: We're talking about you sending us texts
Helena: Why would I?
Tasha: Because you're a twisted dyke slut, how the hell would I know?
Helena: Why don't you grow up?
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Darren couldn't escape even when he was at home. They sent him texts and e-mails and they set up a website.
11 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tormented is directed by Jon Wright and written by Stephen Prentice. It stars Alex Pettyfer, Sophie Wu, April Pearson, Calvin Dean, Dimitri Leonidas and Tuppence Middleton. Music is by Paul Hartnoll and cinematography by Trevor Forrest.

A bullied teenager at Fairview High School takes his own life but appears to have come back from the dead to take revenge on his classmates.

Gruesome, fun and flavoured by pinches of satire, Tormented is a far better film than the internet ratings suggest. The serious subject of bullying makes its point, particularly late in the proceedings, but the makers are more interested in capturing the spirit of the techno teen times while focusing on the antagonists in their natural habitat. They are a dislikable bunch, not only in how they treat those they view as inferior to themselves, but also to each other. Even the central "couple" at the core of the plotting, the closest the film has to someone for us to side with as they strive to survive, come with bile baggage that reveals itself as we hurtle towards a deliciously spiky finale. There is much self-absorption and crudeness, sexulisation and ignorance, it's a bit of a kicker is this, but we are firmly on the side of the recently departed Darren Mullet (Calvin Dean). The cast performances are a mixed bunch, but this hardly hurts the picture, while serious gore hounds will lament the lack of close ups for the "killer" scenes. But this is more than a generic slasher, it has psychological smarts and nifty observations on modern technology's usage for cruel intimidation. It also knows how to have a good time, and you should too. 7/10

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