• BurtReynolds

    ★★★★½ Watched by BurtReynolds 08 Oct, 2015

    It's riotously entertaining and full of subtle characterizations that go towards making it surprisingly dramatically hefty. Also, on a more personal level, it possessed the ability to make me really want the good guys to win and the bad guys to get what was coming to them. That pretty much never happens to me.


  • Mason_Daniel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mason_Daniel 08 Oct, 2015

    Misery + Carrie =


  • drewbee

    Added by drewbee

    The heartwarming tale of the love between father and daughter,a dude who splits up the happy family, and a bitch that just won't go down for the count.


  • ashbrock

    ★★★½ Watched by ashbrock 07 Oct, 2015

    Disturbing as hell; every time I said "they won't do that will they?" they sure did.


  • Nik

    ★★★½ Watched by Nik 06 Oct, 2015

    I liked all of the gender-bending of horror cliches in this one, and the torture was extremely unsettling without coming across as excessive.

    However, the movie is bogged down by two pretty uninteresting characters that are only tangentially related to the main story.


  • SJR

    ★★★★ Rewatched by SJR 05 Oct, 2015

    I watched this for the first time a few years back. Lola is just batshit insane, so kudos to the actress. I winced, cringed and was just in awe at how good this film was. I also need to give it up the actor playing Brent, who did a damn fine job.

    A lot of the times, the horror movie will suffer a terrible third act, but not with this film. Overall, greatly directed & plenty of blood to satisfy those with a blood lust.


  • Greg Dorr

    ★★★★ Watched by Greg Dorr 04 Oct, 2015

    A sort of "teen rom com-meets-Texas Chainsaw Massacre," The Loved Ones is, reductively, about two teen boys and their dates for an end-of-year school dance in a small Australian community that seems to be a magnet for tragedy. That's a purposefully mealy-mouthed plot description, but one of the great pleasures of The Loved Ones is how deceptively non-formulaic it seems; there's a real, organic "what would happen next" feel to the way things unfold from one gruesome revelation to the…


  • Eric Lee

    ★★★ Watched by Eric Lee 03 Oct, 2015

    Essentially the dinner scene in Texas Chainsaw Massacre but subdued, slowed down and creepier (if you can imagine). Pure dementia, I mean who the fuck pairs milk with fried chicken?


  • Tarryn-tino

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tarryn-tino 03 Oct, 2015

    Hoop-tober number 13!!!

    Wooooo! I'm getting close to half way! This is quite easily the sickest Hoop-tober watch I have had so far lol! I really enjoyed it though!

    I will never look at Robin McLeavy without some sense of unease though, if I see her anywhere! That is one of those roles that someone plays and it really just sticks with you for life! She would definitely go in the ultimate bunny boilers list! Xavier Samuel was really great…


  • Filipe Furtado

    ★★★ Watched by Filipe Furtado 30 Sep, 2015

    One of the better entries in the torture porn cycle. Some great disturbing imagery charged by how linked they feel to teenage perspective. A lot of this is dumb, but it does linger.


  • Jason Alley

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jason Alley 23 Sep, 2015

    One of the best and most entertaining horror films of the last several years, it would be easy to (unfairly) lump Australia's THE LOVED ONES in with the "torture porn" subgenre if you were going off the plot synopsis alone, but that would be a huge mistake for any horror fan, and it wouldn't accurately describe a film with this much cleverness, unpredictability, suspense, and, yes...heart.

    Xavier Samuel plays a troubled teenager named Brent who turns down smitten Lola's (Robin…


  • minnix

    ★★★½ Watched by minnix 23 Sep, 2015

    surprised i hadn't heard of this until now. not a typical teen slasher like i thought going into this, it's actually a fairly nasty piece of horror that's a lot of fun. there's some moments here that made me squirm. a bit too long at over 2 hours, but still solid none the less.