Ah, a pretty prom princess in pink packing a power tool. Seriously, is there anything not to love about The Loved Ones? You lucky kids at SXSW 2012 in Austin are about to find out for yourselves, since the film screens tonight at The Alamo Village at 9 PM.The rest of you, for the time being, will just have to be content with checking out the film's gorgeous new one-sheet poster after the jump.
Here's the synopsis for 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…."
Paramount's Insurge Pictures just announced how you can see The Loved Ones at your local theater this June. Here's the official press release...
"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 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. "'his 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.
"To learn more about how to bring The Loved Ones to local theaters visit: www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com
"For more about how Tugg works, visit the "How To" page at https://www.tugg.com/howtuggworks"