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
As mentioned in the DVD commentary, various people played different parts of Darren Mullet when Calvin A. Dean was (I) in make-up or shooting a different scene. This was mainly for scenes just showing his hands. See more »
Nearly everyone has the apparently unpopular and bullied character's phone number saved into their phones. See more »
My review of Tormented I have just watched the teen thriller- Tormented and I really liked the low budget British horror. I thought the storyline was constant and easy to follow and the actors/ actresses did a good job of bringing a hint of humour to it as well as playing the horror scenes well. Also, it was very stereotypical of a teenage school; bullying, girls turning the uniform sexy, Goth's, one main alpha male of the school- Bradley (Alex Pettyfer) and the 'geeks' the ones that got bullied and ignored. Furthermore, I think the way in which Darren Mullet- (Calvin Dean) murdered 5 of the bullies was very gory yet imaginative. Everyway was different and once it happened, little things relate to it such as; the painting of Kalilah and the 'Head school girl' badge and the hole in Justine's school blazer. Finally, I like the way it was a non-linear structure and used the same shot of Justine being arrested at the start of the film and at the end. However, even though I enjoyed the film, it was a little predictable. You can definitely predict what will come next you just don't know how. Also, I think Darren Mullet played a good point in being spooky, but sometimes it was funny in places where is should be. For example, killing the girl in the swimming pool and Jason fell out of the cupboard in the art room. Finally, I think the acting of the teachers good of been better. When the head master found Justine over Alexis' dead body, he said "Justine" without hardly any shock in his voice, just humour. Finally, in my opinion, overall I thought it was a good movie and should surely be recognised more than it does. Alex Pettyfer did a good job at acting and got a huge Hollywood role after his performance. I would definitely recommend this to a teenage audience but not for the faint hearted. I also think that the message of non-bullying is strong all the way through the movie; what goes around comes around.
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