Episode 414: Tormented
First aired: Comedy Central on 19 September 1992
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon (Volume 11), Rhino (Volume 11/out of print), Best Brains (Volume 11)
|A Bert I. Gordon film.
Only, it's not your typical Bert I. Gordon affair. Either that, or the Notorious B.I.G. doesn't deserve the mocking the MST3K crew gives him. Okay, maybe he does.
This isn't that bad of a movie. Not really.
Okay, it's not a good movie, but there are lots worse. This one has a plot. And, there are some genuinely -- and intentionally -- creepy parts to it.
|Dr. Forrester explains the Drinking Jacket.
Tom's biggest problem? No, not that he is a cad who cheats on his girlfriend with his other girlfriend. No, not that he allowed a girl to die. No, Tom's biggest problem is that he acts like he's a Kennedy but isn't a Kennedy.
|Joel tosses Tom Servo to his seat.
But, it had some unanswered questions. For example, was Vi's ghost really there, or was it just Tom's imagination run wild?
I never saw this movie apart from it's being in an episode of MST3K, though I had seen four of his MST3K movies before there was an MST3K. And, I got a kick out of each of his films.
So, a decent film. As decent as you'll get from the MST3K film vault. And some funny riffing. And some funny Host Segments.
|Vi falls from the lighthouse. Tom doesn't save her.
|Joel & the Bots want to see others fall from a lighthouse.
And the "what singer do you want to see fall from a lighthouse?" segment is funny. I can think of a lot more singers I'd like to see make the plunge.
|Vi causes Tom to fall from the lighthouse before he can kill Sandy.
|Vi gets her man.