Filmax, the Spanish production house behind the successful REC franchise, has had the home invasion thriller TORMENT in the pipeline for more than a year, announcing the film just ahead of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Back in May we learned the film was gearing up to head in front of the cameras with GINGER SNAPS and AMERICAN MARY star Katharine Isabelle leading the cast. Today we have our first look at the film, which is currently in post-production, courtesy a new still which you can check out below.
“Newlyweds Sarah and Cory Morgan have decided to take a relaxing holiday with Cory’s 7 year old son Liam to try and smooth over some of the teething problems Liam is having with his new Mom.
Despite the idyllic location of Cory’s isolated and luxurious country house, the family soon realize they have made a mistake in going there. The house brings back too many painful memories of Liam’s deceased Mom and the boy reacts angrily, punishing Sarah for trying to take his Mom’s place.
However, the boy’s discomfort is soon put to one side when they realize that someone has been using the house in their absence. After having a police officer inspect the house and reassure them that there’s nothing to worry about, the couple decides that they will stay, at least for one night. Another big mistake.
Their unwanted house guests will soon reveal themselves and the family will find itself caught up in a fight for their lives. What was planned as a relaxing getaway quickly turns into their worst nightmare as the family find themselves on a holiday from hell.“
TORMENT also stars "Sanctuary" star Robin Dunne, Stephen McHattie and Peter DaCunha. It is directed by Jordan Barker from a screenplay by Michael Foster.
We'll keep you posted on news regarding TORMENT, including when it will finally be hitting theaters, DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD platforms, as we hear it.