The Loved Ones (2009) is an Australian horror movie written and directed by Sean Byrne. Starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson, and John Brumpton. Released on DVD in the U.S. in 2012.

Hell hath no fury… like a prom queen scorned.

When Brent rejects Lola’s invitation to the prom, he sets off a chain of events that leave him the victim of her twisted revenge. Now he’s the only guest at Lola’s terrifying and demented prom, and must fight to survive what could be his final dance. Will Brent live through this nightmare of drills, nails, glitter and syringes… or become one of Lola’s “loved ones”?

Not rated. 84 minutes. Watch the official trailer here …

My thoughts… The Loved Ones is an insanely twisted film! Highly recommended for fans of Takashi Miike’s classic Japanese horror film Audition (1999). However, I really loved The Loved Ones for its secondary plot involving angry, self-medicating, Gothic/punk girl Mia Valentine (Jessica McNamee). Mia’s story is heartbreaking and McNamee is amazingly beautiful!

Read my original post on MHE (here).