Director & writer: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee.
The Loved Ones is a scary movie from down under and tells the story of teenager Brent Mitchell (Xavier Samuels)who is in a car accident which kills his father. Devoured by guilt he turns drugs and self harm. His widowed mother Carla (Suzi Dougherty) and girlfriend Holly (Victoria Thaine) are unable to help him as he slips further into depression. When Brent declines to do a dance macabre with High School vamp Lola Stone (Robin McLeavy) she and her bazaar father plan revenge on the tormented teenager. Plenty for the squeamish to squirm over but not really my cup of tea. Movie score includes Little River Band's Lonesome Loser.