Bob, a lascivious middle-aged man, arrives in San Francisco and begins a string of serial killings, targeting young women. Do we, the audience, get to discover this as well? View production, box office, & company info. Torment is a 2013 Canadian horror film directed by Jordan Barker. Was this review helpful to you? Read Full Synopsis Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. The film's sets were designed by Ottavio Scotti.It was part of a group of popular melodramas featuring Nazzari and Sanson that were released in the post-war years. This FAQ is empty. as Karen. Torment is a crime film, 79 minutes long, starring Will Whit, directed by Samson Aslanian and John Hopkins, a cop looking for a long crazed shooter/stabber killer is targeted through his own family. I don't want to suggest that Torment is an awful movie, but it comes close. Bob appears at the front door, and a surprised Jennifer goes to greet him—he is her father. Revealing himself as the serial killer Michael is after, Bob pleads for Jennifer to help him evade authorities. There are no critic reviews yet for Torment. [2] Malcolm Johnson of the Hartford Courant praised the film as a "gripping" thriller, adding that "as it moves toward its harrowing conclusion, Torment is by turns sad, scary, and darkly amusing. ... Karen. Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times praised the film as an "ingenious little suspense thriller that deftly upturns the cliches of the lady-in-distress genre," likening it to the Coen brothers's Blood Simple (1984). 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. Javier Gutiérrez. Even her mother is trash. Show all Cast & Crew . But then I also have to admit I haven't been so nerve-wracked since Halloween. Torment is a 1924 American silent film crime drama produced and directed by Maurice Tourneur and distributed by Associated First National. Torment (Italian: Tormento) is a 1950 Italian melodrama film directed by Raffaello Matarazzo and starring Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson and Annibale Betrone. 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. Rona Anderson as Joan. Mrs. Courtland awakens Jennifer, screaming, claiming someone was in her room. Title: Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Torment with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com A lonely high school girl may be the key to catching him. John Guillermin. This scene ends with Cam and Daniel finding a starshot, a special arrow made for killing angels and demons, and the k… Melinda deKay, born, raised, and schooled in Los Angeles, has been performing for over 50 years, recently returning to her hometown after establishing herself as a very respected actor in the Houston regional area. Torment movie cast and actor biographies. He grows enraged when she attempts to call Michael, and violently drags Jennifer out of the house, but is stopped by Mrs. Courtland, who shoots him in the shoulder with a shotgun. but I'd rather watch The Human Centipede on a loop for all eternity than sit through this ever again. Obsessed with solving the case, Michael decides to postpone his impending marriage to his fiancée, Jennifer, by two weeks. 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. A mentally deranged young woman starts hallucinating, gets involved in lesbianism and murder. It's a mediocre entry in a field that's already very overloaded with mediocrity. 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. Directed by Jordan Barker. Vera Roy. 1 of 2 people found this review helpful. When she asks why he is there, he says he has arrived for her wedding, which she explains has been postponed. He began filming in 1964, with Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani in the main roles. Two parents find themselves fighting to get their little boy back from a sadistic cult, who have stolen him and plan on dark ideas. Chino Darín. 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. Bogartis, a local officer summoned to the home by Michael, who received a panicked call from his mother, is hacked to death by Bob outside with an axe. Audience Reviews for Torment. An undertaker's birthday party is interrupted when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead and proceeds to terrorize her and her friends. Adriana Ugarte. 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. Unbeknownst to them, Bob has been casing the home. CONTACT. It soon becomes clear to Jennifer that Mrs. Courtland is obsessive about protecting her home, compulsively checking that all doors and windows are locked. John Bentley as Jim Brandon. [6], Scorpion Releasing is scheduled to release the film on Blu-ray on July 21, 2020. 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. Gearshift Films. Cast & Crew Robin Dunne Cory Morgan Katharine Isabelle Sarah Morgan Check out the latest photos and bios of the cast and filmmakers of Torment. A paranoid Mrs. Courtland calls the police, but they find no evidence of a trespasser. I only wish I had his hair (white gloves and swimming trunks don't match, however). Meanwhile, Mrs. Courtland phones the police from upstairs, but they dismiss her claim. Torment is a 1986 American psychological horror film directed by Samson Aslanian and John Hopkins, and starring Taylor Gilbert, William Witt, and Eve Brenner. Dunne is a little more lackluster. A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators. It’s just for fun anyway. But … Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in the heat up to 247°F. "[3], The Philadelphia Daily News's Joe Baltake praised the film for its blunt and unfiltered presentation of violence against women, noting: "Borrowing freely from Wait Until Dark, Halloween and any number of Hitchcock thrillers, Torment takes its theme from what was merely implied—hinted at—in other slasher movies, i.e., that the women who get bludgeoned to death deserve it because of their brazen, sexually liberated ways. Jake Teague. We've curated a list of lesser-known films to help you explore the space-time continuum from the comfort of your couch. The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Ángel Prieto. Also a lot of typically repressed sex. While holding Jennifer at gunpoint, he is stabbed in the leg by Mrs. Courtland. Claude Chabrol acquired Clouzot's screenplay and adapted it, updating it for the 90s, for his version. Jennifer returns at nightfall to find a disheveled Mrs. Courtland, and dismisses her claim of being attacked. When she and Cory investigate, they find nothing out of the ordinary - except that little Liam is now missing. Jennifer is apprehensive initially, but takes the opportunity to get to know Mrs. Courtland better. Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory's 7-year-old son Liam up to the country for some much needed family time. Run into forest, be pursued by masked lunatic, fire off every flare in your road flare gun so you can see where you're going, escape into your house, get attacked by another masked lunatic, run out of the house and into a muddy stream where you fend off the attacker, and so on.Isabelle looks great and appears capable of being a damsel in distress. Its plot follows a young woman in San Francisco who is stalked by a sadistic killer while visiting the estate her future mother-in-law. Split between two timelines, she gets taken on a violent journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover's death. Excellent despite the low budget. 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. Full Cast & Crew. Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory's 7-year-old son Liam up to the country for some much needed family time. 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). 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. (2013). There isn't even all that much blood, thereby depriving those who love a good gorefest from getting their money's worth. Guido il Magnifico 's most hated films ever !!! The film had its world premiere on October 11, 2013, at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival.It stars Katharine Isabelle as a woman who must try to save her step-son from an insane family. Mrs. Courtland slashes his wrist with a butcher knife, causing him to drop the pistol in her lap. Jennifer is invited to stay with Michael's wheelchair-bound mother in the interim at her spacious mansion outside the city. Inspector Leyra. Mom's dead, in case you were wondering. Álvaro Morte. Everyone in her life is truly awful. Cast & Crew ... Movies Like Torment. Jennifer attempts to start the car in the garage, but finds it dismantled. 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). 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. Torment. TRAILLER. Studios. While Jennifer takes the car to run errands, Mrs. Courtland is attacked by Bob, who threatens her with a pistol. Add the first question. [7], "MOVIE REVIEW : THE FUN AND TERROR OF 'TORMENT, "Slasher Film Takes Sex Out of the Closet", "80s Horror-Thriller TORMENT Hits Blu-ray This July", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Torment_(1986_film)&oldid=973508963, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 August 2020, at 16:28. When she rejects him, he breaks into her house and shoots her and her boyfriend Barry to death. Jennifer dismisses this as a nightmare given that Mrs. Courtland had suffered a break-in some years prior. 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. More... MELINDA DEKAY. AWARDS AND SCREENINGS. A young woman comes to in a roadside diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. Use the HTML below. A Woman's Torment (1977) ... Full Cast & Crew. Jennifer attempts to flee upstairs with Mrs. Courtland, pulling her up the staircase while fighting Bob off. With Stig Järrel, Alf Kjellin, Mai Zetterling, Olof Winnerstrand. Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called "moonlight murders" begin again. Critic Reviews for Torment. When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door ... See full summary ». Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? Michael Courtland Najean Cherry as Helen Stan Weston as … Torment (1944) Teenager Jan-Erik Widgren (Alf Kjellin) meets the lonely Bertha Olsson (Mai Zetterling), a woman struggling with alcoholism. With Katharine Isabelle, Robin Dunne, Peter DaCunha, Stephen McHattie. Two parents find themselves fighting to get their little boy back from a sadistic cult, who have stolen him and plan on dark ideas. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification. Tara Chung. As more police arrive, Bob begins strangling Mrs. Courtland, despite Jennifer threatening to shoot him. They express their concern for Luce, Daniel's mortal girlfriend and Cam's love interest. A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where women are hunted by masked men. Top Billed Cast. 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