Sunday, 25 December 2011
DVD review: Torched (Video 2004)
Deanna (Michelle Boback) is a girl who has everything. She is young, beautiful and has a very promising career in healthcare. But a chance encounter that leads to a brutal rape transforms her perfect life into a nightmare. None of her previous dreams or goals does not matter. She has only one thought in her head and it's revenge! Torched is written by Vince D'Amato and directed by Ryan Nicholson. It´s not a feature but a short film (running time approx 45 minutes). The plot is good and has a couple of twists. The acting is above average but Michelle Boback is excellent and convincing as the tormented Deanna who descend into madness. The soundtrack is very good and very fitting to the proceedings on screen. Good atmosphere! Good camera work! The gore is truly nasty and very gruesome!! The special fx is excellent! The horrific imagery on display is not for the squemish!
The review is based on the DVD released by Dark Entertainment AB in Sweden.
Rating: 7 out of 7. Torched is brutal, sick and twisted! It´s a disturbing and creepy film and I recommend it highly to hardcore horror fans! I'm very interested to see what else Nicholson brings to the table in upcoming features.