Sean Byrne’s excellent The Loved Ones is arriving in Australian cinemas November 4 and they’ve just begun airing TV spots. Inside you’ll find the first that introduces you to the new “horror princess”. After premiering at last year’s TIFF (review here), the thriller has blasted through festivals all over the world, including, SXSW, FanTasia, and even FrightFest in London. Hopefully we’ll hear of some US distribution news in the near future.
“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 take 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.”
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