After nabbing the Midnight Madness award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, things got kind of quiet in terms of the highly praised little film The Loved Ones (review here). We’re talking lots of silence. Thankfully it looks as if the flick is ready to start making some noise again as a new trailer has hit!
“Directed by Sean Byrne and starring a hot, young, talented cast including Xavier Samuel (Eclipse), Robin McLeavy (Streetcar Named Desire with Cate Blanchett), Jessica McNamee (Packed to the Rafters), Victoria Thaine (Caterpillar Wish) and Richard Wilson (Clubland) with John Brumpton (Last Ride) playing ‘Daddy’, it’s a vivid, sexy rollercoaster of a ride that takes the conventions of horror and runs them off the rails.
Brent (Samuel) never recovered from the car crash that killed his father: the crash that he was responsible for. His only solace is his loving girlfriend Holly (Thaine). But there’s another girl who yearns to comfort Brent, the quietest girl in school, Lola (McLeavy), and when he turns down her invitation to the end of year dance, he enters a nightmare beyond imagining.
A terrifying series of events takes place under the light of a mirrored disco ball, involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails and power drills. Brent must summon every ounce of will he possesses if he is to survive and prevent Lola and her father from extending their revenge to those he loves the most.”
Dig on the trailer below. The film opens September 30th in Australia so look for Stateside distro news — we hope — soon!
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