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The Black Torment (1964) Movie Review

By Newguy

The Black Torment – Movie Review 

Black Torment

Director: Robert Harford-Davis

Writer: Derek Ford, Donald Ford (Screenplay)


Plot: A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?  

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review 

Story: The Black Torment starts when Sir Richard Fordyke (Turner) and his new bride Lady Elizabeth (Sears) return to his manor. This gives Elizabeth a chance to meet his family while meeting local villagers.

However, Richard finds himself haunted by his former wife. The villagers have seen him riding through the area and being chased by her. Although, he doesn’t remember anything and starts to question his own sanity.  

Verdict on The Black Torment

The Black Torment is a horror following a wealthy man’s return to his family manor with his new bride. However, his past starts to come back and haunt him as he deals with the ghostly figure of his deceased wife. He must learn what the bigger problem is if he can move on with his own life.

This gets to dive into the paranoia created extremely well. It shows how a village is so convinced by everything going on, however, the uncertainty created drives the story forward. There is plenty of mystery to everything and leaves us surprised by the outcome. 

Final Thoughts The Black Torment has plenty of mystery and surprises along the way.

The Black Torment (1964) Movie Review

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