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The Princess Elizena - about 1 month ago

I love Sandy.


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The Princess Elizena - about 1 month ago

I actually find this movie pretty cool. One of the few I would enjoy even without the riffs. The John Forsythe ones are like that, generally.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 5 months ago

I literally did a spit take when Frank opened his coat and a snake fell out! As for the movie, I don't see what is so damn likable about this guy Tom? Every woman in the film loves him but he seems rather average and incompetent, and not such a great musician either.


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Brandon Dove - 8 months ago

I heard there's a scene that was later cut where Vi says, "JON Stewart KILLS me!" Apparently, the Gordons were big Daily Show fans.


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Jane Sproul - 9 months ago

I like how Alice reaches out but hesitates to actually touch the seaweed-covered dress. "I'm blind, so touch is a major way I find out about things, but it could be poop. D:"


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"Tonight from the Crypt -- I want to bury a lighthouse keeper!" was one of the earliest riffs I remember hearing, from one of the first MST3K eps I saw back in the early 90s (maybe even the very first, I'm not sure). I saw it at a friend's house and when Kevin (I think) did that riff, in a perfect Crypt Keeper voice, we both cracked up. We headed out somewhere after that, so I don't remember seeing the rest of Tormented, but that riff was one of the first things that got me interested in MST3K.


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David Guillot - 11 months ago

God the song that was the base of the song at the end is Weave Me the Sunshine by Peter, Paul and Mary from the TV special Puff, The Magic Dragon It was tormenting for an Hour trying to figure it out


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Dustin Chevalier - 11 months ago

"My larnix is rotted"
This is my one and only objection with Joel.


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E S - about 1 year ago

14:18 sweet quad city reference!! it's cool because i live near there. we are sooooo urban. :)


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Liam Kaplan - about 1 year ago

Ghonorrhea is like storm raging inside you! (This show was brilliant.)


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Robert Brown - over 1 year ago

Before I get cranky, I want to point out that the closing bit is one of my fondest memories of MST, and the "connurping for moisture" line has stuck with me for decades now. I heart you, Joel.
I don't know. Some people (some people right here on this comment thread, for instance) claim this is a pretty good movie, but I find it pretty dumb. I'll admit the manipulations of the ghost and the haplessness of the "hero" make the plot a bit more engrossing than the usual monster maul, but it is all still very contrived. As the guys point out, what's so awful about a jazz musician with a love life?

Also, and this is perhaps my real problem: how did these three females (Vi, Meg and Sandy) fall for this particular jazz musician? He evinces nothing particularly admirable or lovable throughout the flick. Granted he's under pressure by the time we meet him, and perhaps not at his best. He is also not even remotely by any standards--even honky ones--the greatest jazz pianist on the island, let alone the world.

Anyhoo. I vote for bad movie.


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Andrew - over 1 year ago

AGH!!! How many of these are gonna be blocked now!!! Stupid DMCA
T_____T


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Jane Sproul - over 1 year ago

So many of the other crappy old movies MST3K has done are so misogynistic that when it gets me down, I come back and watch this one. Because the selfish jerk who just uses women is *punished* instead of being Our Hero.


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Crypto Dentist - almost 2 years ago

Mr. BIG's daughter, ladies and gentlemen, the best actor in the film.


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Steve Kelleher - almost 2 years ago

Now he's body surfing!


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Christine Osborne - almost 2 years ago

this was a pretty good movie, i liked it


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Sean Barry - about 2 years ago

Hey Dr. Forrester is a Mariners fan! Well I suppose this was back in the Griffy days.... so everyone jumped on the bandwagon.


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suzy lux - about 2 years ago

movies where someone is being haunted are always a little chilling to me, no matter how bad the movie is.


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Kiri T. Unicorn - over 2 years ago

Crow (0:53:50): "It's Lou Reed!"

RIP


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still not convinced - over 2 years ago

It's weird, I don't dislike this episode but I can't think of a single laugh in it.


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Austin Strong - over 2 years ago

Those legs at 22:40 are a bit too manly and well-muscled to be Joel's. I'm guessing they made Mike dangle his sexy gams for the camera like some sordid audition in the 50s. Poor, poor Mike...


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Morgan Zindzi T - over 2 years ago

When Joel starts off the positive thoughts 'song' in that gentle head voice, man, it gets to me. If those three could sing the world to sleep every night there'd be no war.


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Colleen Swiggum - over 2 years ago

so which of today's pop stars would you like to see plunge to their deaths?


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Kelly Slane - over 2 years ago

Sessions Present...!


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Mariah Osmundson - over 2 years ago

I can't believe they didn't mention that Sandy is actually Bert I. Gordon's DAUGHTER! He put his own kid in that traumatic role!! SHAME ON YOU BERT I GORDON!!!


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

Why did they push Donovan out the lighthouse in their which musician would you push sketch? Donovan was awesome, for awhile.


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

Behold! Vi's incredible, shrinking head! Witch-doctor not included.


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

I was so indifferent about all these characters I found myself rooting for the lighthouse.


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Chris Engler - about 3 years ago

AUNT CATHERINE WHEEL? LOVE IT!


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Auto K - about 3 years ago

I was gleefully smiling when Dr. Forrester was listing some of my favorite books while describing the Drinking Jacket during the Invention Exchange. Wait, does this mean I have a drinking problem?


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Miles Uroshevich - about 3 years ago

For some reason this episode is always a task for me...


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Eric Irson - about 3 years ago

I have uploaded and added the link to the full episode. Enjoy!


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Okay, this features the least convincing jazz ever. Lawrence Welk and Kate Smith had more swing than Tom Stewart. :/

On the other hand, the page-flipping scene at the aborted wedding is kind of neat. Sad to realize that with a decent score, competent leads and a director who gave a damn, this could have been a pretty good story. (I feel the same away about *Alien From LA*.)


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Classicats - about 3 years ago

Yeah, I gotta agree with Joel's opinion of the mads' invention.


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Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago

Another example of a great line that's impossible to type: 0:12:26 - when Tom is walking backwards, and Tom (Servo) does the "talking-backwards-sound"


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Brad Gravett - over 3 years ago

THAT'S NOT MERRITT STONE! It's Gene Roth as the beachside short order cook!


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Olivia P - over 3 years ago

Welp, I'm skipping this movie. It's making me pretty uncomfortable. I hate these Twilight Zone-esque movies.


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Dana Xu - over 3 years ago

yeah!, blah blah blah, yeah!, blah blah blah
[Tom Servo]- YEAH!


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EAG46 - over 3 years ago

For a jazz pianist, Tom is the squarest musician ever.


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 3 years ago

I think this movie ranks number three on my MST3K "Actually Not That Bad" list; it's got a few weaknesses, and it's a bit dull, but for the most part you can tell that they're laboring to mock it.


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George Griffith - almost 4 years ago

The actor who plays the blackmailer is Joe Turkel. Turkel was in several Kubrick movies, and played Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner.

He's an awesome actor. I'm surprised they didn't recognize him.


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RevJoan - almost 4 years ago

3:20 Love Mike Nelson's voice on Joel and the bot's invention enchange!