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  • NR
  • 2010
  • 37 min
  • 7.3  (17)

Tormented is a 2009 British horror movie that takes us to a high school where bullying is rampant. The film stars Rami Hilmi, Helen Clifford, and Harvey Impey, among others. The story revolves around a bullied kid, whose death becomes the center of the plot as he returns to haunt his bullies. The movie begins with a group of students who throw rocks at an isolated young boy named Darren Mullet, who is trying to escape from them. The bullies harass him until he jumps off a building and falls to his death. His death haunts them as they are forced to confront the repercussions of their actions. Each of these students deals with the guilt and the haunting in their own way. One follows Darren's mother, trying to find a way to make amends, while another becomes a recluse, shutting out the rest of the world.

As the ghost of Darren makes his appearance, the terror escalates, with the students being gruesomely picked off one by one. The movie deals with the issue of bullying and the consequences of one's actions that are often ignored. The true horror is brought to light when the characters are forced to confront their fears and their past.

One of the standout performances in the movie is Rami Hilmi's, who plays the vengeful spirit of Darren Mullet. His performance stands out as he terrifies the bullies, from jumping off a building to taking the fight to the bullies when they least expect it. The other actors also play their roles admirably, with each of their performances adding layers to the movie.

The cinematography and the sound design make the movie all the more terrifying. The way the ghost is shot and the sound it generates as it appears on screen is genuinely chilling. The background score creates a dark and ominous atmosphere that adds to the fear factor. The blood and gore are kept to a minimum, which makes the deaths all the more impactful.

One of the key themes explored in the movie is how bullying can have long-lasting repercussions. It is a recurring theme throughout the movie, as the bullies try to reconcile with their past, and their ongoing guilt leads them to confront their fears. The movie shows how internalized guilt and fear can torment a person and drive them to desperation.

The climax of the movie is the culmination of the film's themes as the bullies must fight for their survival against the vengeful spirit of Darren Mullet. The climax is intense, and one can never be sure what the outcome will be. The ending is satisfying, as the movie brings everything together, and the bullies are forced to face the ghost of their past.

In conclusion, Tormented is a well-executed horror movie that plays on the idea of vengeance and the consequences of one's actions. The movie's themes are well explored through the characters, and the cinematography and sound design add to the fear factor. The performances are all top-notch, with Rami Hilmi standing out as the haunting ghost of Darren Mullet. If you are a fan of horror movies that deal with the supernatural and the human psyche, Tormented is a movie worth watching.

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    37 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (17)