Insurge Pictures, Paramount’s genre label for micro budget films has finally slated Sean Byrne’s incredible Australian horror flick THE LOVED ONES for a June 1st release. Independently shot in 2009 where it soon after played dozens of film festivals (there was even a screening at this years past SXSW in Austin, TX) to great acclaim from both critics and audiences, leading Paramount to swoop in and acquire it. I’ve had the good fortune of seeing this already and it’s equally amazing and horrific. Think The Texas Chain Saw Massacre mixed with teen angst drama and a barrage of bloody, unflinching torture. This is by all means a phenomenal film and not one to be missed, we’ve got the trailer that just premiered today below as well as the theatrical one-sheet! Be sure to catch this when it plays in your city during it’s limited release June 1st!
And for those of you in the Los Angeles area, Fright friend Brian Collins (Horror Movie A Day & Bloody-Disgusting.com) will be hosting a special midnight screening of THE LOVED ONES at the New Beverly Cinema on June 1st. Keep tabs on the New Bev site for more details!
Synopsis: Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he’s screwed. What happens when Lola doesn’t get what she wants? She enlists Daddy’s help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king – whether he likes it or not. The Loved Ones is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes….
Source: Shock Till You Drop
“The Loved Ones” – Written & Directed by Sean Bryne and starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Jessica McNamee & Victoria Thaine.