• Sarah McMullan

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Sarah McMullan 29 Jun, 2015 1

    Just say yes to Daddy's Little Princess.

    Dark, funny and twisted as hell.

    Writer/Director Sean Byrne has crafted one of the most memorable female horror characters ever in Lola, and doesn't she look lovely?

    Finger Lickin' Good Indeed.

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  • shadowshot

    ★★★★ Watched by shadowshot 28 Jun, 2015

    The Loved Ones takes a while to get good, but when it does, it delivers.

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  • Anton Bitel

    Added by Anton Bitel

    Excerpted from a FrightFest 2010 diary first published by Little White Lies

    With its protagonist bound and brutalised for much of the duration, writer-director Sean Byrne's The Loved Ones might sound as though it is running through the same tired old routines as many a 'torture porn' – but whereas this much despised subgenre is usually far more concerned with torture than porn (A Serbian Film being a recent exception), here the antagonist really does have twisted erotic motives, even…

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  • Giovanni Ferrini

    ★★★★½ Watched by Giovanni Ferrini 26 Jun, 2015

    The Loved Ones by Sean Byrne distills the elements of sadistic horror and serves them up in a really punishing manner. When you think things are about to get better, they don't. And it's really to the point about it, in a really tongue-in-cheek way. The plot is almost non-existent and mostly is included just to lead right to the torture, but the brutal torture and the tense atmosphere in the film make up for the vapors of a story. No pretensions like the Saw franchise and similar films. No lessons to be learned. Just a really inconsequential and fun watch.

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  • Björn

    ★★★½ Watched by Björn 24 Jun, 2015

    Kurz, knackig, ekelhaft, gut.

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  • GKnight

    ★½ Added by GKnight

    This horror movie gets a credit for pushing the familiar story into darker and more twisted territory, with a good dose of black humor. Having said that, it's not a good movie - it fails miserably in character development and adds subplots that don't go anywhere (aside from making it a feature length).

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  • travis_bickle76

    ★★ Watched by travis_bickle76 18 Jun, 2015

    Australian Shock Horror that makes you think 'Why didn't i decide to go to the Prom with the most unlikely psycho?'.

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  • nornir

    ★★★★ Added by nornir

    Like the best possible combination of Cabin Fever 2 and The Hills Have Eyes.

    "The Loved Ones" is nasty little thing that manages to balance its sadism with pitch-black humor and an excellent eye/ear for period detail and song choice (hence the Ti West comparison). The only real complaint is a B-plot with a comical friend that meanders into nothingness and wraps up before the 3rd act. But hell, it's only 88 minutes and delivers 100% on the visceral chills. A must-see.

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  • Sascha Nolte

    ★★★★ Watched by Sascha Nolte 15 Jun, 2015

    Großes Terrorkino von Down Under.

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  • James Woodward

    ★★★★★ Watched by James Woodward 13 Jun, 2015

    Demented. Blackly funny. Compact. Sophisticated. Highly horror-literate. Loved it.

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  • panvaneer

    ★½ Added by panvaneer 1

    Torture porn that has no real value or plot.

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  • Michael Gannaway / Hucksta G

    ★★★★ Watched by Michael Gannaway / Hucksta G 07 Jun, 2015

    A great horror film, a rare find these days. Efficient storytelling and interesting characters.

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