Skip to main content

The Loved Ones (film review)

Film: The Loved Ones
Year: 2009
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine
About:  When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb5BFm4qIow

My Review:
After having watched an Australian sci-fi film last night I couldn't resist but to watch another Australian movie but this time in form of a horror called The Loved Ones which is currently on Amazon Prime.

The film is about a boy called Brent who after having been asked to prom by Lola tells her he can't due to going with his girlfriend Holly. However, when on a walk he gets kidnapped by Lola and her dad he has to endure torture for Lola's enjoyment and finds out he is not the only boy in which they have done this to.

I find that this film is very original when it comes to prom movies due to it being someone kidnapped and tortured and not everyone hiding away from a serial killer and trying to hide and survive. With this movie being based on the boy having been tied up and being made to do whatever Lola said due to both herself and her father's deranged thoughts on how to make Brent do their bidding it scares the audience especially when seeing that they have also done this to Lola's mother and former boyfriends.

With the film also following both the mother and Holly and how they are dealing with Brent having disappeared and trying to find out how they could save him, the mother wonders about how she always blamed him for her husband's death. However, with Holly trying to help the mother find Brent she might just remember important information that could help the police find Brent.

The film also follows Brent's best friend and a girl in which he takes to prom which we find out throughout why she is that way as well as how and why she is taking out grieving by taking drugs, alcohol and having sex to try and make herself feel numb. Also why the mother also does not seem to be happy and instead looks worn down.

Overall, I find this a great prom movie and one that is unique for the style of film in which it is. There are a few questions unanswered but it is a great way to end the movie and a closing way for a movie which doesn't need to have a sequel as the audience can find their own solutions to some of the questions. I would recommend this movie to those who want a prom movie and a horror in which has not been hyped up and makes the watcher expect more than what they will get. A great movie and one that I will happily watch again.

My Rating: 4/5 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • What is your favourite prom horror movie?
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com

For business inquiries please e-mail: ashleighabsurd@gmail.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Snowpiercer (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Snowpierer
Year: 2013
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-fi
Directed By: Bong Joon-Ho
Starring: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
About: In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UmqNuMdY4

My Review:
Being a movie I discovered years ago and completely fell in love with to the point it is one of my favourite movies of all time, I was excited to see that they had finally put this on Netflix so that others could discover it and love it as much as myself. As a result I thought I would re-watch Snowpiercer and give it a review which is fun for me as it is a film in which I really enjoy and feel is very underrated.

I love how this film begins by showing you how the passengers who are on the train that goes around the world are the only survivors of the human race. By doing this it shows how key the train …

My Teacher, My Obsession (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: My Teacher, My Obsession
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directed By: Damian Romay
Starring: Lucy Loken, Laura Bilgeri, Rusty Joiner
About: Riley struggles to meet friends after transferring to a new high school where her father is an English teacher. When she meets Kyla, a fellow loner, they become close friends until Riley learns that Kyla is obsessed with her father.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4F3Sn-Xzzo

My Review:
Wanting a style of film I don't usually watch but do enjoy I decided to watch the stalker movie that is My Teacher, My Obsession which is based on an English teacher who starts at a new school. However, when one of the students gets obsessed with him she will do anything to be with him including secluding him from everyone else.

I liked the foreshadowing at the beginning of the movie which matched up to the ending very well and shows how throughout the movie that this was coming up. I also liked how the film showed how the student was getting close to…

Nanny McPhee (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Nanny McPhee
Year: 2005
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Directed By: Kirk Jones
Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury
About: A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxtZPI5kRo

My Review:
Having been unwell for the last week I thought I would cheer myself up by watching Nanny McPhee, this is a film which was a big part of my childhood and never fails to make me happy.

I think that by showing how bad the children are at the start of the film is key for this movie but also getting to understand that they are only being bad in order to get their father's attention as they don't get any now that their mother has died. By having Nanny McPhee as someone who understands this but helps to teach the children how to be polite, go to bed when they are asked and more some without her intentions she really helps to change the children and make them into a happy family. I also th…