Brent reverses the car, striking Lola in the head and crushing her skull. Lola then smothers Bright Eyes - who turns out to be her mother - with a pillow, out of jealousy. Distributed By The pop single arrangement of the song was very successful in the United Kingdom, staying at number one in the UK Singles Chart for six weeks in 1979, selling over one million copies, becoming the biggest-selling single of the year. Lola's father has turned his house into a the school dance of his daughter's dreams, and Brent is to be her date. Sean Byrne She exacts her revenge by torturing him. Other bands and musicians whose songs are featured in the film include Cosmic Psychos, Sophie Koh, Kasey Chambers, Parkway Drive, British India, Witch Hats, Little Red, and Little River Band. George was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years. Mark Lazarus, Michael Boughen Brent manages to free himself again. The three are sat at a table along with a lobotomized woman they call Bright Eyes. "Bright Eyes" is a song written by English songwriter Mike Batt and performed by Art Garfunkel. Cinematography Brent leaves his house and goes to a nearby cliff. Ollie Olsen Brent recognizes Timmy Valentine, the bloodied man causing his crash. She throws her scrapbook at the windshield, and attacks Holly, who flees on foot. It was the biggest-selling single of 1979 in the UK, remaining at number one for six weeks and selling over a million copies there. Lola drills a hole through Brent's skull and prepares to lobotomize him by pouring boiling water into the hole. Richard Adams, author of the original novel is reported to have hated the song.  The Loved Ones ran in a limited theatrical release in the US. Sean Byrne Brent frees himself and runs outside, but is re-captured by the sadistic father and daughter, who nails his feet to the floor with knives. The victim, Andrew Nall, was brutally beaten, sustained 49 knife wounds, and had cleaning fluid found in his eyes. As Lola walks on the road, she sees Holly approaching in her car. She exacts her revenge by torturing him. The Loved Ones is a 2009 Australian horror film recently picked up by Paramount, and to be released in the US soon, about a young man named Brent who turns down a girl (Lola's) invitation to the prom. Lola injects Brent's voice box with bleach, destroying his vocal cords. Xavier SamuelRobin McLeavyJohn Brumpton 13 September 2009 (Toronto)4 November 2010 (Australia) ", "2010 Dallas International Film Festival Announces Its Full Schedule", "SXSW 2010 Feature Film Line-Up Announced", "Put on your party dress, "THE LOVED ONES" is out this June; Release details! ", "Killer Gary George Copied Film The Loved Ones", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Loved_Ones_(film)&oldid=971648373, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 August 2020, at 12:03. With Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson. It reached #27 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Lola secretly watches the two having sex in Holly's car. It was written for the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down. On 1 June 2012, the film was shown in Austin, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.  The film stars Xavier Samuel, Jessica McNamee, Robin McLeavy, and Richard Wilson.. Lola taunts Brent, saying she will kill his mother Carla as revenge for her father, and kill Holly for breaking her heart. " This film ranks 37th place on the site's Top 100 Horror Movies list. Language On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, The Loved Ones earned a rating of 98% and an average score of 7.24/10 based on 55 reviews. He enters Lola's house, where Lola kills him with a meat cleaver. Lola shows Brent a scrapbook with photos of her past victims. It won the Cadillac People's Choice Award - Midnight Madness in 2009. High schooler Brent is driving with his father Dan when a bloodied man appears in the middle of the road. The biggest star of her times, Elizabeth Taylor, her violet eyes and unforgettable on-screen presence have stood the test of time. The three are sat at a table along with a lobotomized woman they call Bright Eyes. It follows a teenager (Samuel) who finds himself at the center of a female classmate's (McLeavy) demented party after he declines her offer to attend a school dance. His captors are Lola and her father Eric, who have decorated their house in imitation of a prom. Timmy turns out to be the brother of Mia Valentine, the prom date of Jamie, Brent's best friend. As he listens to music, someone knocks Brent out. At home, Brent's mother insists on him taking a taxi rather than ride with an inexperienced Holly. He attacks Eric with his hidden razor blade and stabs him with one of the knives he pulled out of his feet. Brent then wakes up bound to a chair, finding himself at Lola's house, sitting at a table with Lola, her father (John Brumpton), and a lobotomized woman they call Bright Eyes (Anne Scott-Pendlebury). The Loved Ones is a 2009 Australian horror film written and directed by Sean Byrne and starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson, and John Brumpton. After Eric crowns Lola prom queen, she admits having incestuous feelings for him. Editing By Brent arrives in the police car and runs over Lola. Written By  A cover of the song was later used in the television series of the same name explicitly as its theme song. Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was by Bright Eyes Forced Convalescence by Bright Eyes Persona Non Grata by Bright Eyes Little Trouble b/w Sleepwalkin' (Daydreamin' Version) by Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center by Better Oblivion Community Center No One Changes / The Rockaways by Conor Oberst Salutations by Conor Oberst Ruminations by Conor … The Loved Ones is a 2009 Australian horror film recently picked up by Paramount, and to be released in the US soon, about a young man named Brent who turns down a girl (Lola's) invitation to the prom. Eric opens a trapdoor on the floor, revealing a basement cellar with the previous abductees still alive. Runtime Andy Canny Brent finds a flashlight and a hammer among the thrown objects and uses them to defend himself against the captives. It was originally given an R18+ rating by the Australian Classification Board, but through an appeal by the Review Board, the film's rating was successfully replaced by an MA15+ rating due to the comedy aspect of the film mitigating both the sadistic aspect and the impact of the violence.  Paramount Pictures and Insurge Pictures took over the US rights. Lola injects Brent's voice box with bleach, destroying his vocal cords. Simon Chapman Brent and Holly arrive back home, where a shocked Carla embraces her son. But Liz, with her larger than life persona, an interesting love-life, and eyes that were a rare shade of violet, is one timeless beauty that still reigns supreme in the heart of millions. Six months later, Brent politely turns down Lola Stone's invitation to the prom in favor of his girlfriend Holly. Horror Film Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community.  In America, it was screened at the AFI Fest on 31 October 2009, the San Francisco International Film Festival on 2 May 2010, the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival, and the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.. She begins to humiliate him, experiencing arousal in the process. Music By Country It was written for the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down. Brent wakes up bound to a chair. 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In the United States, it failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100. An unhinged Lola pushes Brent into the cellar and throws everything she can get her hands on at him. Release Date(s) Rearranged as a pop song from its original form in the film, the track appears on British and European versions of Garfunkel's 1979 Fate for Breakfast and on the US versions of his 1981 album Scissors Cut. Directed by Sean Byrne. Guilt-ridden over his father's death, Brent has turned to recreational cannabis use and self-mutilation with a razor blade hidden in his necklace. , The film screened at several festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2009 and the Hong Kong International Film Festival on 3 April 2010.
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