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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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(DVD)

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

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 »

Quotes

Justine: Bradley, you are so fucking childish.
Bradley: [He looks at Alex] Bro, you better put a muzzle on that bitch of yours.
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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 Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

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Lesbian Roadkill
Tantric Dwarf
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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 SpikeopathSee 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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