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40 Days of Halloween Pt 16: The Loved Ones (2009)

Posted by invizweb on October 8, 2012

courtesy of WikiPedia

Director: Sean Byrne

Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy and John Brumpton

Writer: Sean Byrne

Producers: Mark Lazarus and Michael Boughen

Studio: Ambience Entertainment

Distributor: Madman Entertainment

Run Time: 1 hr 24 min (84 min)

In the Loved Ones, a father and daughter duo kidnap an auto accident survivor to participate in their dastardly dance. I usually don’t go for torture horror films but the female antagonist/ male protagonist angle was too unique to pass up.  And the movie did not dissapoint me.  The use of inappropriately timed music for example, in certain scenes added to the psychotic atmosphere of the torturing. The lead actors, especially Robin McLeavy, performed their roles to the best for this film. The gore was there but was not gratuitous like some other films in the genre. Hey, at least no brains were microwaved in the end, especially not the viewers.

***3/4

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