Halloween II (DVD)

Total nightmare

Rock star turned director Rob Zombie’s (The Devil’s Rejects) reboot of slasher classic Halloween fell flat back in 2007, and his follow-up doesn’t fare any better. It doesn’t bear much of a resemblance to the 1981 original sequel – and there are some who may think that’s no bad thing – and with its bizarre mix of torture porn and some ill-advised delving into the psyche of serial killer icon Michael Myers it’s a real horror for all the wrong reasons.

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Tormented (2009)

Life lessons…

Life at Fairview High is much the same as at any other modern British institute of education. The students are split into distinct groups – the geeks, the Goths, the middle-of-the roaders and, of course, ruling over them all, the popular kids who spend their time systematically targeting those who don’t match up to their high standards. But when uber-nerd Darren (Calvin Dean) kills himself, strange things begin to happen to those who made his life miserable – including self-proclaimed king of cool Bradley (Alex Pettyfer) and the pouting Tasha (April Pearson) When rule-following head girl Justine (Tuppence Middleton) falls for sexy Alexis (Dimitri Leonidas), she finds herself drawn into the clique – and into the terrifying things that are befalling them. Can she find out the truth about what’s happening before it’s too late?

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