A film that I have been raving about for two years is finally going to be opening in theatres. The Loved Ones was a “midnighter” film that I took in at SXSW a couple of years ago and it has stuck with me until now. I was lucky enough to get a screener for keeps and have been carefully showing friends and family this messed up version of Sixteen Candles with fantastic feedback. Unfortunately, I can’t show everyone with my one screener. Now, I’m going to send everyone to the theatre to see what will most likely be the most fucked up movie you see this year. According to the press release below, you will be able to request the film come to a theatre near you. Go to this link: www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com and sign up to have the fantastic, edge of your seat thriller come to you. If you are still not convinced, watch this trailer and tell me you don’t want to see this film!
PARAMOUNT INSURGE LETS FANS BOOK A DATE WITH “THE LOVED ONES” IN LOCAL THEATERS
Genre Fans Can Be The First to Bring This Much-Buzzed About Film To Their City Through Tugg
HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 9, 2012) ––At the SXSW 2012 Film Festival today, Paramount’s Insurge Pictures announced it will release The Loved Ones in theaters nationwide this June 2012 by offering moviegoers an exciting way to see it first. Through an innovative collaboration with Tugg, Inc., a collective action web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters, fans can sign up today at www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com<http://www.thelovedonesmovie.com/> to book a screening and invite friends to see one of the most buzzed about horror films of the summer. Those who sign up will be given notice when they can begin to set their June screenings. Chosen by popular demand to be part of Tugg’s “Encore Screening Series” at the South By Southwest Film Festival 2012, The Loved Ones will screen at the festival on March 9th at 9pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Village in Austin, TX.
Written and directed by Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones has steadily grown a large underground following due to its enthusiastic reception as a midnight movie favorite at festivals like SXSW, Fantasia and Toronto International Film Festival. Described as “Sixteen Candles meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (FlickSided.com), the film has ardent supporters who have said The Loved Ones is “raw horror fun done right” (HitFix.com) and “one of the best pure horror flicks I’ve seen in ages” (JoBlo.com).
“Those who have seen and heard about The Loved Ones have been clamoring for its theatrical release,” said Amy Powell, President, Insurge Pictures. “This is a truly terrifying film that brings new meaning to the horrors of dating and we’re excited to give fans the unprecedented opportunity to personalize their movie going experience.”
“We’re thrilled to work with Paramount’s Insurge Pictures to help give fans everywhere the unique ability to share this movie with their community. The Loved Ones is the kind of film that shocks, horrifies and entertains in a way that’s best experienced in a crowded theater,” said Tugg co-founders Nicolas Gonda and Pablo Gonzalez.
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About THE LOVED ONES
Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he’s screwed. What happens when Lola doesn’t get what she wants? She enlists Daddy’s help to throw a prom of her own where she is queen and Brent is king, whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes.
by Angela Davis