A Woman’s Torment

Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 14, 2023

“Part slasher, part REPULSION, A WOMAN’S TORMENT follows a woman losing her grip on reality as she escapes her sister’s plans to send her to a mental hospital. Its uncompromising and anti-erotic erotic imagery will slay IFC Center – don’t miss your rare chance to see this on the big screen!” — Evan Schwartz, host of The Red Eye

A tribute to Repulsion by Roberta Findlay (Snuff, Take Me Naked, Fantasex), A WOMAN’S TORMENT is a one-of-a-kind blend of melodrama, sex, and proto-slasher. Featuring a moody classical soundtrack from Walter Sear (Let’s Scare Jessica to Death and the U.S. versions of The Beyond and Zombie Holocaust.)

Don Compton and his wife Frances are struggling in their marriage. Frances’s mentally ill sister Karen lives with them, and is taking a toll on their romance. As such, the Comptons consider having her committed to an asylum. Karen runs away, taking refuge in an empty house on a remote beach — but her grip on reality diminishes, giving way to increasingly violent delusions and an ever-growing bloodlust.

Screening as part of our series The Red Eye

  • Country USA
  • Year 1977
  • Running Time 84 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor AGFA
  • Director Roberta Findlay
  • Cast Tara Chung, Jennifer Jordan, Jake Teague, Jeffrey Hurst, Marlene Willoughby

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