Box art for The Loved Ones (Unrated)

The Loved Ones (Unrated)

drama, horror


Hell hath no fury like a prom queen scorned. When Brent rejects Lola's invitation to prom, he becomes the victim of her twisted revenge. Now, the only guest at Lola's terrifying and demented prom, he must fight to survive.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    N/A
  • Audience Score
    78%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It's like a psychotic re-imagining of PRETTY IN PINK!

- Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium, Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fresh: ...a fast-paced, downright fun horror-movie ride...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Transcends mere torture porn -- though there's plenty for the squeamish to squirm over here -- in its deftly controlled mix of empathy, grotesquerie and sardonic humor.

- Dennis Harvey, Variety, Friday, September 18, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

It's just really messed up, with no great pay-off.

- fb100001581602053, Friday, January 18, 2013

4 stars

Prom night can be torture, and The Loved Ones takes that literally as Lola Stone captures Brent Mitchell and gives him a prom night he will remember, filled with hammering knives through his feet, lobotomy, cutting, and more. An incredibly intense and cringing addition to extreme horror that manages to explore many themes of teen isolation amidst all the violence.

- MovieGeek13, Monday, April 14, 2014

4 stars

"The trick is not to go too far. Just enough to break through the skull." When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. REVIEW I thought it lacked direction at first but they were simply starting things with a simmer and very slowly bringing them to a boil and I mean slowly. This is a very good off the grid feel film with great production quality. Initially once it takes off I feared it was going to turn into a turd dive bombing straight into the toilet, it did the exact opposite. It's gory, morbid and capitalizes on a few true events as well as containing elements from a few other horror movies which I'm sure inspired these aspects. You can see a few scenarios coming well in advance and make a lot of connections but they were still creative and worth implementing. Last House on the Left, The People Under the Stairs, Jeffrey Dahmer, Storm Warning etc. It's kindred to these films without actually ripping them off. Lots of suspense and complete satisfaction by the time it's over. This film definitely has high re-watch value and I'm sure will become a cult classic that in 10 years is still sought after at video stores, movie sites and where ever else you'll be getting your movies by then.

- LorenzoVonMatterhorn, Saturday, November 6, 2010