Watch This: Award-Winning Horror Comedy Short Film 'Torturous'
Painfully funny. Put a cap on the work week with some funny horror comedy all about the job market. This short film has played at a total of 46 film festivals, from the Telluride Horror Show to the Ozu Film Festival to the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, titled Torturous, made by filmmakers from Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's essentially a satirical twist on Eli Roth's Hostel-style "torture-porn" horror, with the two guys ending up talking about work more than torture. It's a fun short and well-made on likely a very small budget by Angus Swantee and Craig Gunn. As it is horror, there is some blood in this - you've been warned! View it below.
Original synopsis from IMDb: "Torturous chronicles an encounter between an employment counsellor and a professional torture artist, blending gore, humour and irony into a deft cinematic mix." Torturous is directed by Canadian filmmaker Angus Swantee, from a screenplay written by Swantee and Craig Gunn, who also plays Greg in the film. This originally premiered at the 2012 Atlantic International Film Festival and has played at 46 genre festivals in total, winning numerous awards along the way. Swantee has now posted the full short online free for everyone's viewing. Follow for more updates at Vimeo or their Facebook page.