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Torturous (2012)

Torturous chronicles an encounter between an employment counsellor and a professional torture artist, blending gore, humour and irony into a deft cinematic mix.

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Angus Swantee
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Francine Deschepper Francine Deschepper ... Lincoln
Craig Gunn Craig Gunn ... Greg
Kevin Kincaid ... The Torturer
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Torturous chronicles an encounter between an employment counsellor and a professional torture artist, blending gore, humour and irony into a deft cinematic mix.

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Painfully funny.

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Short | Comedy | Horror

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Canada

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English

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Nominated for Best Comedy at the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival, for Best Actor (for Craig Gunn) at the 2013 We Love Em Short Film Festival, and for Best Horror Comedy at the 2013 Sacramento Horror Film Festival. Won 8 awards: "Best Horror Comedy" and "Best Actor - Craig Gunn" at the 2013 Mascara and Popcorn Film Festival (Montreal), "Best North American Short Film" Award at the 2013 Nevermore Film Festival, "Best Horror-comedy Short" Award at the 2012 Buried Alive! Atlanta Film Festival, "Best Director" and "Best Film" at the 2013 AVSFF in Wolfville, NS, "Best Micro Short Comedy Horror Film" at the 2013 Fear Fete Horror Film Festival in Mississippi, and the "Best Comedic Horror Short" at the 2013 Tabloid Witch Awards - based in Santa Monica, California. See more »

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5 Minutes Of Fun
27 October 2015 | by meddlecoreSee all my reviews

5 minutes of fun is packed into this little horror-comedy short from Nova Scotia.

It opens with an employment counsellor awaking to discover he has been caught up in some sort of extraordinary rendition program, where he is about to be set upon by a "professional torture artist", who had snatched him up after a case of mistaken identity.

Despite convincing the guy- who is just trying to do his job- that he is not Greg, the camp counsellor. It's already too late for Craig (the employment counsellor)...he's seen too much. The torture must go on! But as the PTA points out...at least he didn't get Lincoln...

Acting is cheesy, but decent enough; writing is humorous, cinematography has a mild cult-style; and there is a bit of gore in there...but it's all about the punchline, really.

Not a bad little short.

5.5 out 10.


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