The Loved Ones
Don't break her heart
Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes...
Is it finger licken' good?
I was already familiar with Robin McLeavy from her being a series regular on Hell on Wheels, where she's one of the series most memorable characters. That however is nothing compared to her portrayal of Lola in The Loved Ones. Horror films often live or die by how entertaining their villains are and too often depend more on gimmicks then actual performances. Lola is easily the most memorable horror villain I've seen in years and it's all because of McLeavy's wickedly disturbing performance.
The plot of the film could be dumped into "torture horror" because it shares some characteristics from that sub-genre, but it would be a great disservice to the film to…
What a crazy fucking bitch!
This film is entertaining and funny in a fucked up kind of way. I enjoy that type of thing so I really liked this movie. What kept me from rating it higher is the fact there are two characters who are basically pointless and are used as filler in the middle of the film. Other than that it's very entertaining and well worth a watch.
I don't want to edit my whole review so people can see what the comments were about, but I've decided to add thoughts instead. Discussion about the characters I initially felt were used as filler has changed my mind, and I know realize they were just presented in a…
Well, I had to call it something.
I noticed that the first three films were from different countries, so I'm going to tour the globe (not literally) looking for a horror film from a different country each time. Tonight, we're in Australia. I am, anyway. Not literally. You might be, though. Bloody hell.
The Loved Ones is a film that has been getting rave reviews for months here on Letterboxd and as I've enjoyed a fair amount of Australian horror stuff in the last couple of years or so, I had very high hopes for it. It's the tale of a guy (Xavier Samuel) who, after refusing…
This family gathering was a little like my mine was at Christmas. Sure, I didn't experience any revenge-fueled power tool based torture, like Brent, but then, he wasn't forced to watch the Mrs. Brown's Boys Christmas special.
Who's the real victim?
The levels of messed-upness this film gets up to without getting gratuitous is really something else. I love the fact that even after reading the film's synopsis and reading the (mainly positive) reviews, it still did not prepare me for the level of sheer horror entertainment that was dished out before my eyes. It is simply fantastic.
Sure, some suspension of disbelief is required, but I was more than willing to comply. It has a fantastic off-kilter feel and it doesn't mess around, the shit starts hitting the fan pretty soon and once it does, it just keeps on going.
For fans of the genre it is simply unmissable.
PSYCHO KILLER, QU'EST-CE QUE C'EST?
this is horror!!!
but seriously, did we really need to see that brief final scene? eliminate a few of the redundant chunks of plot and you got yourself a fine ass flick.
A very underrated horror film, The Loved Ones is a great story originating in the Outback. With a very original point and great scripting, the film does still fall short when it comes to predictability.
It's also quite original, but pretty forgetful. Someone could also you the next day if you'd seen any new films, and this could skip your mind easily - even though it's a very enjoyable work.
That is one CRAAAAAAZZY BITCH!!!!
The first half was fun but nothing super interesting, then it got REALLY good when the drill came out :-D. I was so afraid I would be disappointed.
I know this is not a valid criticism, but this is so fucked up. Don't watch it. Probably well done in that it makes you want to chunder - that's how fucked up it is.
Small Aussie thriller. Beautifully shot and acted out. Stylish and great.
One of the most intense movies I have ever seen.
Horrible, and possibly the worst prom date in the world.