The Trailer for THE LOVED ONES Shows Way Too Much. Do NOT Watch It.

Posted by Peter Hall - July 9th 2010 @ 2:38 pm

The Loved Ones Father

Hey, guys.  Remember me?  I used to run a site called HorrorsNotDead.com, but then I got paid to write about movies elsewhere on the Internet and totally abandoned my baby to the wilds.  Yeah, I suck.

The only benefit of me rarely updating HND is that everything that’s on the main page currently happens to be about movies I really liked.  One of them I even love.  It’s a little Australian flick called THE LOVED ONES that, for whatever God forsaken reason, cannot seem to find distribution anywhere outside of its homeland.  It’s about to come out down under, though, so a trailer for the film has finally been released.  Trouble is this trailer shows way too much of the movie.

Wayyyyy toooooo much.  To the point where it makes me want to elbow whoever cut the trailer together in the face.  So, my plea to you is that you do not watch this trailer.  It’s currently being hosted on every horror blog under the sun, which means they either A) haven’t seen the film and thus don’t know how many great gags are revealed in the trailer or B) have no respect for their readers and don’t give a shit if they lessen someone’s viewing experience when they don’t have to.  I can only assume that Bloody-Disgusting falls under category B, seeing as they’re quoted in the trailer and yet still gleefully shared the spoiler-packed thing earlier today without so much as a “Personally, I really think this trailer gives away too much”.

But since I’m breaking my month long radio silence just so I can tell you to NOT watch something, I think it’s only right that I also add some other new content to HND.  So, as soon as I hit publish on this bad boy, I’ll be starting up two reviews that I’ve been sitting on for far too long: A SERBIAN FILM and THE LAST EXORCISM.  My laziness shall eventually pay off.

UPDATE: I actually did what I said I was going to!  A SERBIAN FILM Review!

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  1. Kassy
    July 9th, 2010 | 2:47 pm | #1

    Shoot, I watched it yesterday on BD, I was so excited to see the trailer after reading your review. I’ll hypnotize myself now and forget everything I saw. (it looks really, really cool btw)

  2. -S.
    July 9th, 2010 | 3:35 pm | #2

    i like your reviews, like…in general…but you really need to update this baby at least semi-regularly. come on man. please.

  3. July 16th, 2010 | 6:26 am | #3

    yeah I just saw the film as part of the New Zealand Film fest and it blew me away (along with everyone else in the theatre).

    The trailer makes the mistake of trying to show the entire movie in 3 minutes and it doesn’t do the film justice at all..

    I’m really glad I went into the film fresh, they should pull the current trailer and come up with something thats more of a teaser.

    Its a brilliantly executed and incredibly smart film, should appeal to horror and comedy fans alike.

  4. hansulu
    July 17th, 2010 | 8:59 am | #4

    missed you, man. i hope you stick around and share all your amazingness with us. will NOT watch the trailer.

  5. marcus
    August 18th, 2010 | 5:24 pm | #5

    Check out Wes Craven’s new film…. My Soul to Take. Look’s cool. http://bit.ly/aPntOs

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