All the info you need regarding the latest horror comedy infused import from the UK, Tormented, is here including your first look at the US artwork!
From the Press Release
Every school seems to have that one poor kid who gets picked on mercilessly. But in TORMENTED, bullying results in unimaginable horror for the tormentors and the innocent alike. The darkly funny, seriously twisted shocker from Britain makes its U.S. premiere on DVD from IFC Films via MPI Media Group on August 31, 2010, carrying an SRP of $24.98.
Can revenge reach beyond the grave? As TORMENTED begins, Darren Mullet (Calvin Dean, The Duchess), an awkward, bullied boy, has committed suicide. Few of the uniform-wearing kids at his prep school can do anything but snicker, except for sweet Justine (Tuppence Middleton, Chatroom), who delivers a eulogy while admitting she can’t remember ever meeting the dead boy.
But Mullet certainly knew her – and remembered every humiliation he suffered at school. As school resumes and the days pass, Mullet’s unrepentant tormentors begin getting weird and threatening text messages from, apparently, the dead boy’s phone. They assume they’re being pranked by his only friend, the timid Jason (Olly Alexander, Bright Star), and begin to gang up on the scrawny kid. But when taunting texts turn to actual torture, dismemberment and murder, no one at school is safe and everyone is a suspect – even the beautiful Justine. The biting and suspenseful TORMENTED’s bright and talented young cast also includes Alex Pettyfer (Tom Brown’s Schooldays), April Pearson (Skins) and Georgia King (Agatha Christie: Poirot).
TORMENTED, which was featured at the Lund Fantastik Film Festival in Sweden, received great reviews upon its U.K. release. Mark Adams of The Sunday Mirror wrote: “Cool, sexy, amusing and nicely chilling, TORMENTED is a smart bit of home-grown slasher mayhem.” “It’s diverting, occasionally moving, and has two secret weapons, teen heart-throb Alex Pettyfer and newcomer Tuppence Middleton,” said Charlotte O’Sullivan in The London Evening Standard. The Daily Mirror’s David Edwards wrote: “Enjoyably gruesome, and with some timely comments about the recent craze for cyber-bullying, here’s a horror perfectly pitched at its teenage target audience.” “Brilliantly funny at times, it’s well worth a look,” said The Sunday Mail.
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