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The Loved Ones

Horror Comedy


 

When Brent turns down Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

"The Loved Ones" take ingredients familiar to the horror genre, lonely country roads, self-conscious teenagers, power tools and a high school dance, and creatively serves them up in an inventive story. This movie is both frightening and funny, typically the comic moments are more frightening than fun. The recognisably Australian production is all the more macabre for having been achieved without shiny special effects, no gloss. It's crowned with shockingly good performances from actors we'll see more of. There's a haunting message that love hurts.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 4th November 2010
84 mins