• Oscar Rosales

    Watched by Oscar Rosales 15 Mar, 2015

    An ugly film if there was one, replacing horror with mindless gore and replacing humour with weird characters. Fuck this film and fuck everyone of ya'll who recommended to me. 84 minutes of torture on-screen and off-screen, in my room. I had to take an aspirin after it. And that is a true story.

    Pure film-school level shit.

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  • RJMacReady

    ★★★★ Watched by RJMacReady 21 Apr, 2012

    Brent (Xavier Samuel) is getting his life back on track after being in a car accident that killed his father. He turns down an invite to the Prom from Lola...something he may regret doing as Lola has daddy issues - Robin McLeavy plays her perfectly as sweet and innocent yet simultaneously psychotic.

    The film has a great tone and feeling and unlike so many other films in this genre maintains and builds on its strengths right till the satisfying end.…

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  • sfkb

    ★★½ Watched by sfkb 22 Mar, 2015

    Leider hat der Film mir recht wenig gegeben. War emotional wenig involviert. Die Nebenhandlung mit der Gothdame und dem Außenseiter fand ich deutlich interessanter als den TorturePornKern, der hinter dem guten SetUp zurückblieb und psychisch deutlich unangenehmer hätte sein müssen.

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  • evlkeith

    ★★★ Watched by evlkeith 16 Mar, 2015

    Great empathetic characters abound in this nifty little horror. (Admittedly, they still fall foul of the knocking out the villain and then turned around to do something else cliche.) The only characters that really let the side down though are the torturers. They border on silly in quite a few scenes.

    Overall, this is one of the best new horror films I've seen in a while.

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  • holymountain7

    ★★★★½ Added by holymountain7

    So I loved The Loved Ones. A refreshingly original and darkly humorous horror film where the characters have actual character.

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  • Sean M

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sean M 14 Mar, 2015

    Absolutely loved this movie. I wanted to write adored but you know love when you see it (no pun intended). This movie runs on all cylinders from start to finish, it never hits the breaks and somehow manages to maintain that speed and consistency throughout the film. I can't recommend this movie more if you love horror.

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  • bree1981

    ★★★½ Watched by bree1981 11 Mar, 2015 5

    This Australian torture horror movie is a mash up of Carrie and Misery with a little bit of a zombie movie thrown in but still manages to feel fresh and worthwhile.
    Xavier Samuel stars as Brent, the suicidal teen at the heart of the story who will have to go through hell before he realise's that he still has a lot to live for. After turning down Lola's advances he finds himself kidnapped and bound to a chair by Lola's…

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  • Rafael Fonseca

    ★★★★ Watched by Rafael Fonseca 06 Feb, 2015

    Holy shit yes.
    I watched this one as a random pick, expecting it to be mediocre at best. I was completely blown away by this australian director's feature debut. Sean Byrne shows an almost masterful understanding of proper tension and pacing. Starting with a mild intro, it quickly starts ramping up into nail-biting stress. I haven't rooted this much for a protagonist in a long time.

    PLUS, and something I don't understand all the hate for, the goth-girl date subplot,…

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  • Benjamin Larkin

    ★★★★ Watched by Benjamin Larkin 09 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Depraved, disturbing, fucked-up. All three are terms I would use to describe this movie, which thankfully, is only 80 minutes long. Using the term "torture porn" is a little unfair, considering there is a dark story behind all this (as evidenced by the "picture book" chronicling all the young children she's done this to before, including an eight-year-old boy). The foot scene made me not want to put my feet down for fear of having a metal stake driven into…

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  • adelaideblair

    ★★½ Watched by adelaideblair 05 Mar, 2015

    My library recommended this. I might have a weird library.

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  • Cristiano Maciel

    ★★★ Watched by Cristiano Maciel 25 Feb, 2015

    List of things about "The Loved Ones" that are not fucked up:

    1.

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  • Jason MD-P

    ★★ Watched by Jason MD-P 03 Mar, 2015

    There were a few bright spots, but overall the story wasn't focused enough on what it wanted to be. It was pretty slow starting, and spent too much time with characters it was just going to flatten into typical horror tropes anyway. Robin McLeavy did a great job and was fun to watch.

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