Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Jennifer returns at nightfall to find a disheveled Mrs. Courtland, and dismisses her claim of being attacked. "[5], Bill Cosford of the Miami Herald was less laudatory of the film, deeming it a "cramped, low-budget thriller" boasting a "shabby" script. But what made this film particularly maddening were the little hints of backstory that are never really resolved. An idealistic adolescent, suffering under the thumb of a sadistic schoolmaster, falls in love with a loose girl who is bullied and tormented by another lover. Just another kindly old officer of the law lending a homespun helping hand, is all.During their first night in the house, Sarah awakes to a noise downstairs, which happens in most horror films anyway. Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced he will encounter a monster...and he does. ... Karen. More... MELINDA DEKAY. Obsessed with solving the case, Michael decides to postpone his impending marriage to his fiancée, Jennifer, by two weeks. Jennifer becomes suspicious of her father when she notices that a kitchen window has been shattered, corroborating the story Mrs. Courtland told her. I don't want to suggest that Torment is an awful movie, but it comes close. Tormented Critics Consensus. Jennifer attempts to flee upstairs with Mrs. Courtland, pulling her up the staircase while fighting Bob off. Cornered in an upstairs room, Mrs. Courtland pleads with Jennifer to help her kill Bob, who forces his way in with an axe. Cast & Crew. Top Billed Cast. Use the HTML below. Freely inspired to the GACY's torture insane world, this film promise to tell what in other movies no one had the courage to push the limits! It relies too heavily on American slasher cliches, but Tormented is a timely, funny, and even somewhat touching entry in the high school horror genre. Jennifer attempts to start the car in the garage, but finds it dismantled. Bob lays out a series of photographs on the table of young women—each his victims—before revealing a forensic police sketch of him made by law enforcement. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in the heat up to 247°F. Was this review helpful to you? Torment (1944) Synopsis An idealistic adolescent, suffering under the thumb of a sadistic schoolmaster, falls in love with a loose girl who is bullied and tormented by another lover. Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. On Jennifer's first night there, he breaks in and watches her sleep before entering Mrs. Courtland's room. And maybe it would have helped if we did, because a gentle, plausible twist would have been welcome over the generic, often listless storyline.Torment is not so bad it's good. Armed with the gun, she barricades herself in the study and fire the gun at him through the door. While holding Jennifer at gunpoint, he is stabbed in the leg by Mrs. Courtland. Mrs. Courtland slashes his wrist with a butcher knife, causing him to drop the pistol in her lap. Jennifer offers her father dinner, during which he vaguely tells her he is "in trouble." He began filming in 1964, with Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani in the main roles. A paranoid Mrs. Courtland calls the police, but they find no evidence of a trespasser. (2013). Everyone in her life is truly awful. Four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when 3 of them end up locked in a hot sauna. When she and Cory investigate, they find nothing out of the ordinary - except that little Liam is now missing. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Michael Courtland Najean Cherry as Helen Stan Weston as … Director. I suppose the killers' masks, taken from the heads of giant stuffed animals, is the extent of the film's originality.Cory Morgan (Robin Dunne) and his new bride Sarah (Katharine Isabelle) arrive at Cory's summer home (secluded, of course), with Cory's son Liam (Peter DaCunha) in tow. John Guillermin. Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. [1] It … At any rate, when the Morgans arrive at the house they quickly learn that squatters have been there very recently - there's spoiled food left out and some blood on the wall. When his young son is killed in a hit and run accident, Charles Thenie... Mademoiselle Chambon. TRAILLER. It's not for a lack of trying, so to speak, but the overarching problem is that the movie is essentially a carbon copy of all the slasher/home invasion movies in the world and contributes very little of note. An undertaker's birthday party is interrupted when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead and proceeds to terrorize her and her friends. She attempts to call police from another room, but Bob leaves the entryway phone off the hook, preventing her from doing so. Dermot Walsh as Cliff Brandon. Two parents find themselves fighting to get their little boy back from a sadistic cult, who have stolen him and plan on dark ideas. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Young DaCunha's performance felt more authentic than that of any of the adults. Possibly the most traumatising thing I've ever watched, and I've seen Holiday and Once Upon a Time in America.A pretty incredible piece of filmmaking, totally gripping etc. The most accurate depiction of abuse I've ever seen on film, utterly horrifying and honestly pretty traumatising to watch. A mentally deranged young woman starts hallucinating, gets involved in lesbianism and murder. This scene ends with Cam and Daniel finding a starshot, a special arrow made for killing angels and demons, and the k… Check out the latest photos and bios of the cast and filmmakers of Torment. Full Cast & Crew. A lonely high school girl may be the key to catching him. Mrs. Courtland awakens Jennifer, screaming, claiming someone was in her room. Audience Reviews for Torment. Torment is a 1924 American silent film crime drama produced and directed by Maurice Tourneur and distributed by Associated First National. The jazz pianist spends the first half of the movie in bathing trunks, though the beach doesn't look especially good for swimming (too rocky). Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory's 7-year-old son Liam up to the country for some much needed family time. Catch this if you get the chance. Home Streaming & DVD New on Netflix New on Hulu New on Amazon Prime Movies In Theaters Coming Soon Showtimes & Tickets Movie Theaters Made In ... Full Cast & Crew. Tara Chung. Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. The first is Diane, whom he meets at a bar. Bob, a lascivious middle-aged man, arrives in San Francisco and begins a string of serial killings, targeting young women. This film stars Bessie Love, Owen Moore, and Jean Hersholt. It's a mediocre entry in a field that's already very overloaded with mediocrity. Álvaro Morte. First, the movie sets up the heroine to be an idiot from the first scene. This didn’t stop producer and former MLB player Mark Ciardi from getting his new production studio Aspire Entertainment to start work on the sequel. John Bentley as Jim Brandon. Torment (1944) Teenager Jan-Erik Widgren (Alf Kjellin) meets the lonely Bertha Olsson (Mai Zetterling), a woman struggling with alcoholism. But then I also have to admit I haven't been so nerve-wracked since Halloween. Studios. When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door ... See full summary ». Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. The kid resents his stepmom a little, because she's not Mom. Torment. Chino Darín. [6], Scorpion Releasing is scheduled to release the film on Blu-ray on July 21, 2020. It’s just for fun anyway. My casting choice are: The Nameless One – Ron Perlman Annah – Naomi Harris Dak'kon – Ken Watanabe I only wish I had his hair (white gloves and swimming trunks don't match, however). Show all Cast & Crew . Unfortunately, that fact has almost no bearing on the plot, which feels like a tremendous waste of opportunity. Revealing himself as the serial killer Michael is after, Bob pleads for Jennifer to help him evade authorities. For example, when Cory does find Liam and confronts the kidnapping maniacs, it's strongly implied that he (Cory) knows who these people are, knows their history, knows why they've chosen poor Liam. Excellent despite the low budget. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Torment with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com With Tara Chung, Jennifer Jordan, Jake Teague, Jeffrey Hurst. Add the first question. Doesn't explain the blood too much, but the Morgans don't press him for more info. With Alysa King, Madison Ferguson, Cristophe Gallander, Samora Smallwood. Also a lot of typically repressed sex. A shocked Mrs. Courtland claims Bob is the man who tried to attack her, but Bob assures Jennifer it was a mere misunderstanding, and that Mrs. Courtland wrongly assumed him an intruder. Torment starts with Cam and Daniel killing a human on a beach. Claude Chabrol acquired Clouzot's screenplay and adapted it, updating it for the 90s, for his version. Two parents find themselves fighting to get their little boy back from a sadistic cult, who have stolen him and plan on dark ideas. Even her mother is trash. Torment is a 1986 American psychological horror film directed by Samson Aslanian and John Hopkins, and starring Taylor Gilbert, William Witt, and Eve Brenner. As more police arrive, Bob begins strangling Mrs. Courtland, despite Jennifer threatening to shoot him. Torment Torment (also known as Paper Gallows), is a 1950 British thriller film directed by John Guillermin and starring Dermot Walsh, Rona Anderson and John Bentley. While Jennifer takes the car to run errands, Mrs. Courtland is attacked by Bob, who threatens her with a pistol. Gearshift Films. So, no gore, a thin plot, lousy acting, and and overwhelming sense of pointlessness all add up to a movie that's just not worth your time. A short time later, a second victim's corpse is found floating in the San Francisco Bay. With Katharine Isabelle, Robin Dunne, Peter DaCunha, Stephen McHattie. When she asks why he is there, he says he has arrived for her wedding, which she explains has been postponed. Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory's 7-year-old son Liam up to the country for some much needed family time. The Things of Life. A young woman comes to in a roadside diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where women are hunted by masked men. Written by 1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Jennifer dismisses this as a nightmare given that Mrs. Courtland had suffered a break-in some years prior. A young writer gets a job assisting her favourite horror writer, but she finds herself participating in an out-of-control psychological experiment. There isn't even all that much blood, thereby depriving those who love a good gorefest from getting their money's worth. View production, box office, & company info. Watch Torment movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com. Adriana Ugarte. Cast & Crew Robin Dunne Cory Morgan Katharine Isabelle Sarah Morgan Rating: 3 stars out of 5. Directed by Audrey Cummings. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets Daniel tells Cam how Gabbe, one of their angel cohorts, has set Luce up to be cared for by Francesca, the person who is closets to Gabbe, as she works at a school. Unbeknownst to them, Bob has been casing the home. Javier Gutiérrez. When it appears as if Liam has run away, psychological suspense becomes straight-out horror, as Sarah and Cory must now confront a sadistic cult-like family who have been hiding in the house all along and have taken Liam for themselves. CAST. Guido il Magnifico 's most hated films ever !!! The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets The cast includes sci-fi/horror regular Richard Carlson (It Came From Outer Space, Creature From the Black Lagoon), Mr Big's daughter Susan Gorden, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding, Joe Turkel and Gene Roth (Earth vs the Spider). A movie for Torment, the Fallen sequel to Lauren Kate‘s four-book series, is already in its pre-production phase, even though there hasn’t even been an official release date for the first movie. Due to the health problems of Reggiani and Clouzot himself, he was never able to finish Inferno (1964).