The Loved Ones is an Australian cult horror flick that will seriously creep you out! The first scene shows Brent and his father driving down the road when a bloody man appears in front of them causing Brent to swerve into a tree. His father is killed in the accident. Six Months later, Brent is asked by Lola to the school dance. Brent declines her request, because he has a girlfriend. Lola spies on the two of them having sex (PYSCHO!) Later, Brent goes rock climbing and is kidnapped and taken by Lola's father. He wakes up tied to a chair in Lola's kitchen, which has been decorated to look like a dance floor. Lola injects him with bleach so he can no longer speak or scream. She tortures him while her father and Bright Eyes watch. After she forces him to urinate in a cup, he almost escapes. Brent gets nailed through his feet. The scariest part is that he can't really scream. It's just a horse horrible whisper.
Throughout the story hints show Lola and her father have an unhealthy relationship. I think it's really weird, but very original. The same boy who run out in front of Brent's car is also one of Lola's former victims. Lola carves her initials into his chest. EEEEK! All the while, Brent's friend is getting some at the school dance. Why is this necessary? I don't think it is, and this is my only problem with the plot. Lola's father crowns her queen and it's all very eerie and uncomfortable when the two of them dance together and almost kiss. Lola and her obsessive father starts drilling a hole through Brents head to lobotomize him like the rest of the boys. The sound of it is enough to give you goosebumps. They start to pour water in the hole when Brent attacks and kills Lola's father. Brent and him both end up in the basement where there are other lobotomized victims. They eat Lola's father! Yeah- Hills have eyes much? Lola suffocates her mother (Bright Eyes). It's never revealed what exactly happened to her, but it's good to leave some things to the imagination. Brent's girlfriend finds his diary and discovers it was Lola who kidnapped him. Lola kills the cop who walks into the house, and then she heads off to Brent's home where she plans on killing his mom. Brent escapes by climbing up the piled of bones to the door. He hits Lola with the car, and saves his girlfriend who was running from Lola. THE BEST PART- Lola (still alive) begins crawling on her elbows towards the car. just like a zombie (really great make-up) Brent backs the car up right into her head. HAPPY ENDING all hugs and relief.
Fantastic horror movie even though it wonders a little and gets a bit slow. I highly recommend it for anyone with a strong stomach, because there are some very grotesque scenes.