Late night, pop-corn munching Aussie horror flick THE LOVED ONES has won the Siren Award for Best International Feature at FANTASTIK FILM FESTIVAL.
Held in Lund, Sweden between September 23 – October 2, 2010, the Lund International Fantastik Film Festival selected THE LOVED ONES as their movie favourite over genre success-story
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
The critical acclaim has not stopped since THE LOVED ONES picked up the audience favourite prize, the Cadillac People’s Choice Award, in the Midnight Madness competition at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.
Director Sean Byrne was given special recognition at the Edmonton International Film Festival when he received a Special Jury Prize – Rising Star Award.
Sean said of the enthusiastic response “I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive critical and audience reaction to the film. People laugh, scream, jump, peek between their fingers and even talk to the screen. It’s a fun roller coaster ride with loops in unexpected places and I’m so excited Australian audiences now have the chance to experience The Loved Ones on the big screen.”
International film media have hailed Robin McLeavy’s performance as “Princess” in
THE LOVED ONES as “iconic”, “magnetic” and “horrifying”.
“McLeavy is so good you can almost smell her insanity.” – FANGORIA
“McLeavy’s Lola is breathtaking, scary, unstoppable and hilarious, and deserves to be remembered as a horror icon.” – GUN IN THE FIRST ACT
“One of the greatest villains in horror history.” – GORDON AND THE WHALE
“She’s evil incarnate.” FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
“Absolutely magnetic, sure to become a horror icon for the ages” TWITCH
It seems the verdict is in and Freddy, Leatherface, Jason and Hannibal have found their “Princess”. To experience her unique hospitality, pretty pink frock and insanity visit
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Early reviews from local media reveal the same awe, gore and acclaim.
“Brutal, bloody and black as all hell!” – Ed Gibbs, ROLLING STONE
“The best entry to the Aussie horror canon since Wolf Creek.” – Julian Shaw, FILMINK
“Hardcore … The Loved Ones will drill a hole right into your brain and leave you twitching and terrified.” – Nick Dent, TIME OUT SYDNEY
THE LOVED ONES will release nationally on November 4, 2010
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