This one made me giggle, in a way that I’m not sure I ever want anyone to hear. Because I’ll be honest — it’s a pretty messed up looking movie. But goddamn if it doesn’t look like sick, depraved fun.
Here’s the trailer for The Loved Ones. The synopsis tells us:
Brent (Xavier Samuel) has never recovered from the night of the car crash that killed his father; the crash that he was responsible for. His only solace is his loving girlfriend Holly (Victoria Thaine).
But there’s another girl who yearns to comfort Brent, the quietest girl in school, LOLA (Robin McLeavy), and when he turns down her invitation to the prom he enters a nightmare beyond imagining. Hours before the dance, Brent is abducted and taken to Lola’s home by her demented Daddy (John Brumpton) who’s determined to make his princess’ dream come true.
Now imprisoned in Lola’s home Brent discovers that her feelings for him aren’t the only thing she’s been keeping a secret, and that he must summon every ounce of will he possesses if he is to survive and prevent Lola and her father from extending her revenge to those he loves most
Yeah, it’s a little bit Misery and a little bit Swimfan and a little bit a bunch of other things, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look fun. As I’ve always said — if you’re going to rehash something, at least do it well. Writer and director Sean Byrne may be on the right track. It’s messed up, although I think the trailer gives a little too much away — you’ll know what I’m referring to as soon as you see it.
But shit. It looks like a black humored, gory good time.
I love the cover of “Love Hurts” (made famous by The Everly Brothers, and later more so by Nazareth) used in there — I think that’s Jenny Lewis singing, but I might be wrong. Regardless, it’s perfect.
I say take a date to it. That’s how you’ll know if they’re the one.