Watch: Official Trailer for Australian Horror 'The Loved Ones'
by Alex Billington
July 12, 2010
Lola wants to go to the dance! Over the weekend an official trailer debuted (via SlashFilm) for Sean Byrne's The Loved Ones, the cult horror audience award winner from last year's Toronto Film Fest. The film has been heralded as somewhat of a crazy new Australian cult classic in the works. FSR's Brian Salisbury said in his review: "I loved this film… The genius of The Loved Ones is that it knows how to use over-the-top horror elements to provide the necessary safety net for the tightrope walk between shock and entertainment." This trailer goes from bright and cheering to sick and sadistic in no time, but damn it looks crazy good. Check it!
Watch the official trailer for Sean Byrne's The Loved Ones:
Brent's plans to take his dream date to prom are thwarted by a disturbing series of events that take place underneath a disco ball and include pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails, power drills and a secret admirer.
The Loved Ones is both written and directed by Australian filmmaker Sean Byrne, who is making his feature directorial debut after directing numerous short films. This premiered in North America at the Toronto Film Festival last year and also opened in Australia last summer. As far as we know, this still does not have a US distributor, so we're unsure when/if this will hit theaters. Visit the official website: thelovedonesmovie.com.
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
holly fuck !!!!
qweqwu on Jul 12, 2010
Need to see this now!!! I hope it comes out over here, or at least DVD!
Samantha on Jul 12, 2010
That's not even my whole night
brenden on Jul 12, 2010
The Loved Ones hasn't actually opened in Australia yet. It gets released at the end of September
Mickche on Jul 12, 2010
I saw The Loved Ones at last Torino Film Festival. No doubt that it is a very innovative film... an ironic horror. And probably Lola is the first female slasher of the history http://www.soloparolesparse.com/2009/11/the-loved-ones-lola-e-la-nuova-slasher-killer-tff27/
soloparolesparse on Jul 12, 2010
I think I would've said yes? haha Awesome trailer!
Sean on Jul 12, 2010
brian ricci on Jul 12, 2010
This looks ridiculous in an awesome way, but i feel the trailer showed too much
lego on Jul 12, 2010
Holly fuck Isn't that what you do at xmas?
Spike Murdock, Poet-at-Large on Jul 12, 2010
I am speachless, it's so awesome!
Lincoln on Jul 12, 2010
i saw it on "bloodydisgusting.com" yesterday - for a horror film, it's absolutely awesome!
beavis on Jul 12, 2010
I wasn't expecting much here but it kinda blew me away. I'll have to give it a go if I can find it.
Eli on Jul 12, 2010
That looked excellent!!
Mathis on Jul 12, 2010
I feel like i saw too much. But it was still pretty awesome. Can't wait.
Daniel Felts on Jul 12, 2010
soooooooo........... fucking SOLD!
DoomCanoe on Jul 12, 2010
i am fracking down !!!!!!!!!!
splinter on Jul 12, 2010
Demented, pure demented hysteria
Turok on Jul 12, 2010
Wicked flick... saw it at MMadness last September. Trailer was a little too revealing. A must see... so many memorable scenes
PJ on Jul 12, 2010
#1 - HOLY FUCK ALRIGHT!!!!
DiR3cT on Jul 12, 2010
I don't get it...why does everybody dig this movie? It's a sick ass torture movie like saw/hostel/frontiers etc...why is everyone hooked for the loved ones? where's the difference to all the other gory bloody torture movies? Kinda looks exactly the same to me...
Patrick on Jul 13, 2010
Actually looks a lot funnier than those torture porn movies.
Crapola on Jul 13, 2010
@20 Patrick, i feel the same way...maybe i'm not so into torture...although MISERY was a damn good movie...this trailer did show too much...i felt that they should've ended it with the nail to the feet or a bit more...
chilin on Jul 13, 2010
someone please tell me the ending
jason on Jul 13, 2010
wow, that looks awesome!
Brian Barajas on Jul 13, 2010
WOW, I was pleasantlyl...shocked. I'll see it.
lamar on Jul 14, 2010
This flick was fantastic...one of my new favorite horror films.
peloquin on Oct 9, 2010
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