The Loved Ones

Title:
The Loved Ones
NFSA ID:
786276
Year:
2009
Category:
WARNING: This clip contains human suffering or death
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While still grieving for his father, Brent declines an invitation to the school leavers' dance from Lola 'Princess' Stone . Seeking revenge, Lola and her father kidnap and torture him during a demented and macabre party at their home.

In this clip, Brent wakes up tied to a chair. Lola and her father Eric (John Brumpton) have decorated their house in imitation of the school leavers' dance. Also in the room is a lobotomised woman they call Bright Eyes, Lola's mother. Eric holds Brent in a headlock while Lola injects his voice box with bleach, destroying his vocal cords.

This is a power grisly scene from a movie that goes to extreme and disturbing lengths. It's largely a torture film but contains elements of comedy which are evident in this clip. It intentionally and effectively places the viewer in a moral dilemma. Do we squirm or laugh?

 

 

Director:
Sean Byrne
Producers:
Mark Lazarus and Michael Boughen