After a freak car accident, high school student Brent Mitchell (Xavier Samuel, Twilight: Eclipse)’s flame goes out. He was behind the wheel when a random figure ran into the road and there was nowhere to turn. The car ended up around a tree and his father ended up dead. His home, now reduced to just him and his mother, is a muted shell filled with grief and silent despair. The only bright point of his life at all is Holly (Georgina Haig), his beautiful and vibrant girlfriend. The only soul with a chance of pulling him out of his self imposed exile, Holly is, of course, his date for the school prom. But there’s another girl who yearns to comfort Brent, Lola (Robin McLeavy), the quietest girl in school. When he politely turns down her offer of a date to the prom, that refusal turns out to be the biggest mistake he ever made. For Brent will now be attending a macabre, alternative Prom; a sick creation from the twisted minds of Lola and her father (John Brumpton)… A terrifying series of events take place involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails and power drills; all under a mirrored disco ball with Brent as the centrepiece.
A virtual treatise on teen obsession, effectively blending violence with blackly comic humour, The Loved Ones is a sexy, fun, relentlessly attacking pop-horror nightmare. It’s John Hughes gone straight to hell.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Brent (Xavier Samuel) is driving home late one night with his father when he swerves after seeing something in the road. The car spins out of control, and moments later Brent's dad is dead. Brent is wracked with guilt over the incident, and sinks into a deep depression, only beginning to sort out his feelings when he begins dating one of his classmates, a pretty and nurturing girl named Holly (Victoria Thaine). However, another young woman at school, Lola (Robin McLeavy), has taken an interest in Brent, going so far as to ask him to escort her to an upcoming dance. Loyal Brent turns Lola down, but he learns the hard way she doesn't handle disappointment well. Lola and her wealthy father (John Brumpton) force Brent to attend a private party at a cottage in the woods, where he's the only guest and Lola and her dad mete out brutal punishment for daring to hurt her feelings. The Loved Ones was the first feature film from director and screenwriter Sean Byrne. ...The Loved Ones (2009)