Premiering way back during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the top award in its midnight category, Sean Byrne‘s Australian horror film The Loved Ones has had a long road to distribution, but Paramount is finally giving it a release this summer. I rarely get disturbed by horror films, especially as of late, but this one does a great job of getting under one’s skin. The trailer below via Apple gives a bit too much away, as I knew nothing going into this one. It still comes highly recommended if you are in for a frightening, disturbing time. Starring Xavier Samuel and Robin McLeavy, check it out below.
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…
The Loved Ones hits theaters in June and one can request a screening on Tugg.
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
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