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Tormented (2009)

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

Director:

Jon Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Pettyfer ... Bradley
April Pearson ... Natasha Cummings
Dimitri Leonidas ... Alexis
Calvin A. Dean ... Darren Mullet (as Calvin Dean)
Tuppence Middleton ... Justine Fielding
Georgia King ... Sophie
Mary Nighy ... Helena
Olly Alexander ... Jason Banks
James Krishna Floyd ... Nasser (as James Floyd)
Sophie Wu ... Mei Lei
Hugh Mitchell ... Tim
Larissa Wilson ... Khalillah
Ruby Bentall ... Emily
Tom Hopper ... Marcus
Peter Amory Peter Amory ... Head Teacher
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Storyline

The head girl Justine gives a speech on the funeral of the teenage schoolmate Darren Mullet who 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. Soon 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 to. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

A New Class of Terror

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Distúrbio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£284,757 (United Kingdom), 24 May 2009, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Calvin A. Dean's make-up took 3 hours every day. Each vein on his face and hands were painted individually using a special type of ink. During the swimming pool scenes his make-up was 'glued' to his face to keep it in place. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jez: Rest in piss bro.
[Jez pees on Mullet's grave]
Jez: Mullet, I bet the reason you hung yourself was because you was trying to get a hard-on. Just trying to get wood boy.
[gets impaled by a cross]
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Crazy Credits

Shortly into the end credits there is an additional scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version was heavily edited to remove sexual bullying and bloody violence before submission to the BBFC in order to obtain a 15 rating. See more »

Connections

References The Duchess (2008) See more »

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What Planet Are You On?
Bodyrox ft. Luciana
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Grange Hill with gore
21 April 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee 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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