The Torment of Laurie Ann Cullom is a 2014 American slasher horror feature film about a young woman who suffers from agoraphobia. Unfortunately, she soon realises her fear of the outside world is nothing compared to what she finds in her home…
Written and directed by Mark Dossett, the Rock Bottom Pictures production stars Shannon Scott, Vicky Schomp, Jacob Bradley and David Schomp.
” …Dossett’s choices and Scott’s performance combine to produce something that, while not exactly ready for the multiplex, transcends the usual local-filmmaker output. Torment could hang with much of the stuff associated with the current crop of hip underground New Horror directors that thrive on barely-there budgets and shoestring crews.” Creative Loafing
” …the film was executed perfectly, great performances by a relatively unknown cast, (at least I don’t know them) and it stands as a great addition to fans of the genre anywhere.” Horror Fuel
“The Torment of Laurie Ann Cullom is a triumph for old school horror; a chilling out of body experience; a vehicle to show new horror fans how it used to be done; and a title that truly deserves to be seen by many.” Horror Society
” …a well-placed nod to Halloween, a villain who resembles Kane Hodder and a great soundtrack and musical score that effectively represent the era. There are creepy moments, scenes that are hard to watch and a well-paced build-up of events all surrounding a sympathetic lead character.” Morbidly Beautiful
“The last half of the film is a very effective game of cat and mouse as the unnamed hulking killer stalks his prey. And anyone unlucky enough to cross his path. There isn’t a lot of gore in The Torment of Laurie Ann Cullom. There are however some wince-inducing moments.” Voices from the Balcony
The movie debuted on digital platforms via Terror Films on March 2nd, 2020.
When asked why he took so long to distribute his feature film debut widely (it was previously available via VHX), director Mark Dossett had this to say:
“I had four previous distribution offers before signing with Terror Films. I had everything from one distributor telling me they didn’t like the name of the film and they would figure it out once I signed. Another one quoted me on the phone their recoupable expense amount and then when the contract was sent, it was double that amount. So, at the end of the day, it all came down to trust. I didn’t trust any of them.
After talking with Joe, I realised he and his staff were also indie filmmakers and that we would work together on everything from the poster to the trailer. That gave me the trust that I didn’t have with the others to go ahead and sign with Terror Films.”
Cast and characters:
- Jason Abbott … Mr Morgan
- Jacob Bradley … Jake
- Mark Dossett … Sheriff Parks
- Dave Schomp … Ben Cardener
- Vicky Schomp … Regina Cullom
- Pat Schwehm … Diner Patron
- Shannon Scott … Laurie Ann Cullom
- Connie Stewart … Waitress