Craig (Jesse Metcalfe, Desperate Housewives) and Elise (Erika Christensen) had all the ingredients for an ideal life: a great marriage, a wonderful five-year-old son named Ben, a charming home and a bright future. But all that is destroyed when Ben is suddenly abducted and later found dead. Their feelings of guilt tear the couple apart until months later the abductor is apprehended but released on a plea bargain. Outraged, Craig and Elise reunite in their anger and decide to enact their own justice on the murderer of their child. A horrifying decent into the depths of hatred, THE TORTURED shows how even the seemingly gentlest of people can turn violent when pushed too far.
Bill Lippincott,Fulvio Cecere,Thomas Greenwood,Erika Christensen,Jesse Metcalfe,Bill Moseley
Craig (Metcalfe) and Elise (Christensen) had all the ingredients for an ideal life: a great marriage, a wonderful five-year-old son, a charming home and a bright future.
Then, on one sunny day, their perfect world is irrevocably shattered . Leaving their five year old son, Ben, alone for only a moment, Craig is horrified to see him being abducted from their own front yard. Sadly, the desperate police search for the kidnapper proves to be in vain when the child is found dead. Craig is wracked with guilt and Elise cannot forgive him. Their relationship crumbles under the strain and Elise moves out - leaving each of them alone in their private hell.
Months later, a chance tip leads police to the suspect's door, catching him red-handed with another victim. Although Ben's murderer is soon brought to trial, the grieving parents are stunned when his sentence is considerably reduced by a plea bargain. Utterly shocked and reunited by their outrage, Craig and Elise agree that they cannot live another day until they rectify this miscarriage of justice. Together they decide to seek their own retribution, hatching a plot to kidnap the man and subject him to the same monstrous acts he perpetrated against their helpless son.