The Loved Ones
When Brent turns down his unhinged classmate Lola's invitation to the school formal, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.
Director: Sean Byrne
Cast: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson, Victoria Thane
Awards: Winner of SCI FI Jury Award at Gérardmer Film Festival 2011
In order to avoid a ghostly figure in the road, high school student Brent Mitchell wraps his car around a tree, instantly killing his father. Confronted by his mother's emotional collapse after the accident, Brent escapes into a drug-fueled world of loud metal music to block the pain and guilt. Despite his misery, he finds solace in the arms of his girlfriend Holly, a grounded, caring girl who asks him to be her date for the school formal. 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. To his horror, Brent becomes the prom king at a macabre, sadistic event where he is the entertainment.
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