Written and directed by Adam Stephen Kelly (Done In, Kill Kane),TORMENTED is a supernatural horror film centred around teenager Ashley Loren, who – in the aftermath of a tragic car accident – is haunted by nightmares of her dead sister, and must uncover her town’s dark past in the hope of vanquishing the malevolent spirit that terrorises her from beyond the grave.
Executive producers include Damien Morley and Nick Aldrich.
Writer and director Kelly said: “With a supernatural twist and a thrilling edge, Tormented deals with the very real, very scary phenomenon known as sleep paralysis while also taking inspiration from an incredibly dark chapter in American history. The response to the script has been fantastic and I’m so excited to have the interest of so many talented actors, not to mention Louisa Connolly-Burnham in the lead role who is a fantastic talent.”
Casting is currently underway with rising star Louisa Connolly-Burnham(Wolfblood) in the lead role: “I’m thrilled to be a part of Tormented. Despite many sleepless nights, horror has always been one of my favourite genres and I’m so excited to finally be on the other side of the scares! I’ve personally experienced sleep paralysis and it’s absolutely terrifying – the script definitely brings that aspect out.”