Director Sean Byrne’s ridiculously entertaining horror flick “The Loved Ones” is one of those little-known motion pictures that I love to tell people about, though I never have an answer when they ask when it’s coming to the United States. Thankfully, Paramount’s Insurge Pictures has recently acquired the film for distribution, and will give one of my favorite horror movies a proper theatrical release this summer. It’s about damn time.
You probably need to read this synopsis:
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.
If you want to read an article where the writer gushes endlessly about the film he’s covering, check out my capsule review of “The Loved Ones”. And if you don’t get off your sizable behind to see this film when it arrives in theaters this June, we honestly don’t have anything to say to one another. Seriously. Begone with you. But first, take a look at the trailer embedded below.
Via : Arrow in the Head