Directed by: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel (Brent), Robin McLeavy (Lola), John Brumpton (Dad), Victoria Thaine (Holly), Jessica McNamee (Mia), Richard Wilson (Jamie)
Country: Australia; Effed Up Australian Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Gore-Gruesome, Captivity-Kidnapping, Violence against Men, Teen, Torture, Cannibalism, Serial Killers
Plot – Spoilers:
Brent is still dealing with the afterglow of an accident that killed his dad. So he indulges in cutting and edging suicide, until he realizes that he values his life when he winds up bound to a chair for having politely refused classmate Lola’s prom invite.
Lola lives with her braindead mother and a crazed father whom she’s got wrapped around her fingers. And the two have been killing boys from back when Lola was a little girl.
The Loved Ones has fun with its violence and doesn’t shy away from the ridiculous, like when the father-daughter couple throw rocks at Brent to bring him down from a tree he just climbed to escape their crazy selves. The victims are also just stupid enough to remain victims.
Gary George, an Australian man who killed his friend, allegedly copied scenes from The Loved Ones while torturing his mate.