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A Polished piece of psychological cinema
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Monday 31st Aug 2009
There was an added bonus this afternoon with a quick look behind the scenes of up and coming horror movie Tormented. We were shown how certain gags and effects shots were created for if but if I told you what they were it would spoil the surprise!

One of the most refined pieces of the event so far was Christian Alvert’s chiller Case 39 which stars Renee Zellwegar and old Lovejoy himself Ian McShane. Loud, bleak and stylishly shot, it seemed to mix the atmosphere of The Twilight Zone with the possession themes seen in The Exorcist and The Omen. Not everyone’s cup of horror I agree but it was nice to see Zellwegar stretching her acting skills more than usual. Her character of Emily, a Social Worker who helps re-house a child whose parents were trying to kill her was believable. Star has to be Jodelle Ferland who played the young victim. This is a young lady to watch as she gave her character of Lillith mature depth and a real sense of honesty.

The Empire is buzzing with excitement at the moment for rumours abound of which cast members from the last two movies here, Heartless and The Descent: Part 2 will be turning up. I’ll let you know as soon as I do!

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