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Voice-over narration provided by Richard Carlson, as the character "Tom Stewart," introduces the story by stating that it is a memory. Tom's inner thoughts are heard intermittently as voice-over, as the strange occurrences slowly drive him insane. According to a July 23, 1959 Daily Variety article, Tormented was to be the first film made by Cheviot Productions, a company formed by producers Bert I. Gordon and Joe Steinberg, but no additional features were produced by the company. As noted in a August 5, 1959 Los Angeles Times article, Gordon's daughter Susan played the part of "Sandy Hubbard."