by Xavier Toby in New Film on Thursday 18 November 2010

Time to lighten up with a bit of horror, Australia. Equal parts hilarious and disturbing, The Loved Ones is an incredibly twisted whole heap of fun. Clipping along at a cracking pace, whenever you think it can’t get any more messed up, someone starts drilling into a person’s head, and I won’t mention any more in order not to ruin it.

The Australian film industry has been accused of being too serious, and then when attempting the rare light-hearted something, it’s just crap. This film definitely isn’t. Up there with the best good-fun teen-scream horror flicks like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, but a whole lot more screwed up.