The Loved Ones
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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. -- (C) Paramount

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Transcends mere torture porn -- though there's plenty for the squeamish to squirm over here -- in its deftly controlled mix of empathy, grotesquerie and sardonic humor."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The torture-porn genre gets a Day-Glo makeover in this hilariously deranged Ocker shocker."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"The Loved Ones is a breath of fresh air for the so-called "torture porn" sub-genre of horror movies."
‑ Mark H. Harris,
"The most severe violence in the film is tempered by moments of effective dark humor."
‑ Brian Salisbury, Film School Rejects
"The Loved Ones constantly moves in unexpected directions."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"All the performances are good."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Sean Byrne has established himself as one hell of a guy to watch with his first feature film, delivering something bright, brand new and deeply felt."
‑ Meredith Borders, Badass Digest
"I kinda dug the flick."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"There is clearly a lot of ambition to The Loved Ones and the near-brilliant leading performances help make the film a unique and terrifying experience."
‑ David Baldwin, We Got This Covered
"Moviegoers with an aversion to violence will stay away, but genre buffs with a taste for the extreme should ensure healthy ticket sales."
‑ Pam Grady, Boxoffice Magazine
"The pacing is choppy but Byrne serves a thick, satisfying stew of savagery and surprise sympathy, generously flavoured by lashings of black humour."
‑ Kevin Harley, Total Film
"The Loved Ones has a lot to offer in wit, style and entertainment and I can highly recommend it."
‑ Craig Skinner, HeyUGuys
"It's a terrifying masterpiece that turns high school drama into a literal dead zone."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"It's got heart, gore, suspense, and an unusual family-style drama you won't likely forget... and Lola is a terrific character: pretty scary in pink!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"There's enough genuine tension and imagination to provide some shocks and visceral chills."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
More reviews for The Loved Ones on Rotten Tomatoes

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