Amy is a doctor trying to open her own clinic. After visiting a property, Amy is tormented by supernatural nightly visions of a young girl who met a grim death. With nowhere else to turn, Amy seeks a detective to find the culprits and bring the girl’s soul to peace.
As a huge fan of indie horror films, it is far easier for me to shoot down a big budget “Blockbuster” than it is to criticise an indie film that was made for the sake of the art rather than for the sake of money in the pocket. With good indie titles, you get guys that spend their own hard earned cash, as well as years of blood, sweat, and tears to finish off a production that is all about passion rather than a payday. We here at Nevermore Horror have been privileged to have been able to review so many great indie films that, in my opinion, way surpass the bigger, mainstream titles like The Conjuring or Annabelle films.
The Tormenting is not one of those films.
I try very hard to see the good in what we are sent rather than the bad. If the acting is mediocre, I look to the script. If the script is bad, I look to the cinematography – you get the picture. The Tormenting had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Honestly, I had trouble finishing the film.
The audio was often out of sync, which I’m going to presume is simply bad sound editing. The sound effects and score seemed like something out of an 80s B-movie. The acting, camera work, and dialogue made me feel like I’m watching an episode of Days of Our Lives in my grandma’s kitchen. The special effects could better be described as “effects.” The dialogue seems like it quite possibly could have been written by a high schooler.
I take no joy in writing such a negative review, but I found no joy in the movie either. It was a tedious, mind-numbing watch and I, unfortunately, cannot recommend this title. You can catch the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.
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