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A word of advice, if the quiet, mousy girl asks you to the prom say yes. Otherwise you too may find yourself slow dancing through hell under a disco ball, as does the unfortunate lead in Sean Byrne’s horror, The Loved Ones. A fitting close to our SXSW interviews, Sean joined me after the midnight screening to explain how to play against expectations in such a well traversed genre.

The Loved Ones (2009)

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola’s invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

The trailer’s a tad spoilertastic so I suggest you avoid it and just watch the film blind.

If you don’t have a huge budget my advice is, just prepare. Be fanatical in your preparation, because that time on set is absolutely everything.

11 Responses to DN SXSW2010 – The Loved Ones – Sean Byrne

  1. When he has finished with The Loved Ones, Sean Byrne might like a look at my script: “Evil Brethren” 97 minutes, Horror.
    Location arranged.
    Low Budget. $1.5 million
    Log Line: Entrapped young couple desperately fight for their lives to escape manic cult.

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