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When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

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In order to avoid a ghostly figure in the road, high school senior Brent Mitchell wraps his car around a tree, killing his father. Constantly confronted by his mother's emotional collapse after the accident, Brent escapes into a marijuana fueled world of loud metal music to block the pain and guilt. Dejected and out of sorts, he has a shot at happiness with his girlfriend Holly, a grounded, caring girl with drop dead good looks, a dream date for the high school prom. But his plans are thwarted by a disturbing series of events that take place under a mirrored disco ball, involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails, power drills and a secret admirer. Brent has become the prom king at a macabre, sadistic event where he is the entertainment. Written by Anonymous

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Hell hath no fury ... like a prom queen scorned. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence and torture, sexuality, some language, teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Under the instructions of director Sean Byrne, Robin McLeavy prepared for the role of Lola by researching the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, as well as watching Misery (1990), Natural Born Killers (1994) and the works of Quentin Tarantino. See more »

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In the scene where Mia and Jamie are in the car at the school dance and they are smoking pot, the cigarette in Mia's hand changes positions along with her hand in between shots. See more »

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Eric: The trick is not to go too far. Just enough to break through the skull.
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One of the Best Horror Movies Since 2000
29 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Containing a genuinely creepy villain, 'The Loved Ones' is one of the better 'torture porn' films out there. A nice blend of style and truly bizarre moments, overall this is an exciting horror movie! Things only go from bad to worse for the main character and its exciting to watch those moments unfold. If you are one of those types of people complain about torture-porn's all being the same, watch this and tell me what you think afterwards. 'The Loved Ones' is easily one of the best horror movies of the past 25 years!

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