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On this episode, I’m talking to first time Australian director, Sean Byrne, the man responsible for the candy coloured prom night apocalypse, The Loved Ones.
Sean dropped by the Rue Morgue House of Horror way back in 2009 when The Loved Ones took away the audience choice award at the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival.
On June 1st, the film was finally released in the United States in a limited theatrical run via Paramount Insurge.
For more about The Loved Ones, pick up the June issue of Rue Morgue Magazine, issue 123 which also features a spotlight on some of the recent grisly horrors from down under.
Australian cinema has bred all sorts of Outback psychos over the years. Now, Sean Byrne’s The Loved Ones continues the tradition with a teen terror in a pink prom dress. PLUS! Snowtown mines one of Australia’s most shocking crimes, and Greg McLean checks in with the latest on his Wolf Creek sequel.
Click past the jump for a full preview of our June issue!
No matter how bad your prom turned out (surely you couldn’t have thought that crushed velvet, plaid tuxedo was a good idea?), it’s 100% guaranteed not to have been as horrifying as the one Brett experiences at the hands of Lola, the hot-pink teen terror stuck to the cover of the June issue of RM#123, in a deranged prom-gone-wrong flick from Down Under called THE LOVED ONES. Some girls just won’t take no for an answer, no matter how much it hurts. ON STANDS JUNE 1! Also available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, PC and Mac for only $4.99 an issue.
And for those in the Toronto area, don’t miss out on our Cinemacabre Movie Night 35mm presentation of The Loved Ones TOMORROW NIGHT (Thursday, May 17) at The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave., just north of Queen St.) @ 9:30 p.m. and for just ten bucks!
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Keen Toronto-area horror fans know every third Thursday of the month is Rue Morgue‘s Cinemacabre Movie Night and this month, we’re please to present a 35mm screening of Sean Byrne’s The Loved Ones. Join us Thursday, May 17 @ 9:30 p.m. at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave., just north of Queen St.) for one of the best modern Australian genre films – a bonkers mix of Carrie, Misery, May, ’80s teen movies and torture porn violence… with some truly mental twists and turns!
Toronto’s new TIFF Bell Lightbox centre has been good to us film fanatics will all kinds of special screenings (including Videodrome with David Cronenberg in attendance!), and now the programmers are going all out for Halloween.
Some highlights from the press release (schedule here):
On October 29, award-winning composer, musician and bandleader Andrew Downing appears live with his ensemble to perform Caligari in Concert!, their original score for the silent German Expressionist classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene.