The Loved Ones Reviews
I waited so long but had to give in due to all the good reviews. And I was wrong for not looking at it before. Not just some teenage hacker flick.
The Loved Ones has satisfied me. It brought a very maniacal and twisted perspective on over the top High School horror. This movie plays on a lot of people's subtle insecurities about 'the quiet ones tend to be the psychopaths'; taking a new perspective on those awkward or quiet girls. Since I happen to be one of them, I can relate; but the music, acting, and general feel in the first 10 minutes of this movie had me hooked and grinning for more.
The actress who plays Lola (McLeavy) has nearly out performed most of the American Box Office actresses I have seen; convincingly using the right facial features and exaggerations to really entice me. She plays the troubled and disillusioned girl with such finesse it seems natural. Few actresses have played this role well and Winona Ryder's portrayal in Girl Interrupted was the last one I can really recall doing the role any natural justice.
I continued to watch this movie for McLeavy; but it wouldn't have been without the director's keen eye. The supporting cast was great as well. This will definitely be a movie I watch again down the road and will not forget.
I love horror. I love gore. I love torture scenes and body horror. But this... this just felt like it was taking the piss out of all those things.
You're better off watching one of the Saw sequels.