Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Loved Ones (2009)

Director: Sean Byrne

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine

In order to avoid a ghostly figure in the road, high school senior Brent Mitchell wraps his car around a tree, killing his father. Constantly confronted by his mother's emotional collapse after the accident, Brent escapes into a marijuana fueled world of loud metal music to block the pain and guilt. Dejected and out of sorts, he has a shot at happiness with his girlfriend Holly, a grounded, caring girl with drop dead good looks, a dream date for the high school prom. But his plans are thwarted by a disturbing series of events that take place under a mirrored disco ball, involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails, power drills and a secret admirer. Brent has become the prom king at a macabre, sadistic event where he is the entertainment.

This would be the worst prom night that anyone could ever imagine. The is the story of how not to be mean or hateful in any way to that girl or it could be a guy at school. They may be the one that will try and kill you. There are too many crazy insane kids out in the world now. They may want to torture you and put it on You Tube, because that is what is most important to kids now.

This was such a good movie. The story is good and solid. They are not really any holes in the story and they explain just enough to enjoy the movie. What father that crazy to help his daughter with a crazy ass plan like this one? What kid is this crazy? The story is not new, but it was presented in a way where it seemed like it was new.

I was completely unfamiliar with the cast of the movie, but I thought they were great. Each one of the actors made those characters come to life to the point where you almost believe that they are real people. The acting and the performances for this more of an indie horror movie was really good. That girl looked crazy for real.

The torture and the gore in this movie looked great. I was so surprised by this movie. There were way too many scenes that looked too real. The nails being hammered in different places made me do nothing but squirm in my seat. It looked so good.

This is one of those surprise movie, as in, I was surprised by how good this movie was. It is well worth watching over and over. The sad part is that you cannot get a blue ray copy that will play in the USA. Not yet anyway. If you have not seen this movie, then you are missing out. It is a gore torture fest. Enjoy.

The Loved Ones (2009) Trailer

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