The Tortured is a horror/thriller/revenge film from the same producers of the Saw films. It is directed by Rob Lieberman who also directed Fire in the Sky and Table for Five. The film stars Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, Bill Lippincott, and Bill Moseley. The plot revolves around the parents of kid who was murdered, getting revenge on the creep who did it. The jail sentence was not harsh enough, so they kidnap the guy and put him through some serious torture to exact their revenge.
“Craig (Metcalfe) and Elise (Christensen) had all the ingredients for an ideal life: a great marriage, a wonderful five-year-old son, a charming home and a bright future.
Then, on one sunny day, their perfect world is irrevocably shattered . Leaving their five year old son, Ben, alone for only a moment, Craig is horrified to see him being abducted from their own front yard. Sadly, the desperate police search for the kidnapper proves to be in vain when the child is found dead. Craig is wracked with guilt and Elise cannot forgive him. Their relationship crumbles under the strain and Elise moves out – leaving each of them alone in their private hell.
Months later, a chance tip leads police to the suspect’s door, catching him red-handed with another victim. Although Ben’s murderer is soon brought to trial, the grieving parents are stunned when his sentence is considerably reduced by a plea bargain. Utterly shocked and reunited by their outrage, Craig and Elise agree that they cannot live another day until they rectify this miscarriage of justice. Together they decide to seek their own retribution, hatching a plot to kidnap the man and subject him to the same monstrous acts he perpetrated against their helpless son.”
The Tortured is available via IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) on Friday, May 11, 2012. The Tortured is in theatres June 15, 2012.
by Sarah Ksiazek