The Loved Ones has made it into the top 10 great horror movies of the 21st century as rated by bfi.org.uk
"If Mark Hartley’s ozploitation documentary Not Quite Hollywood (2008) taught us anything, it was that no one blends the horrific and the hysterical with quite the same perverse irreverence as the Australians, and with his delirious debut, Sean Byrne proved that Aussie genre cinema is still as gleefully unruly as ever.
When Lola’s advances toward class hottie Brent are rebuffed, she will not take no as an answer, and formulates a killer plan to make her dream prom night a reality. In a perfect world, Lola would be up there with Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees as one of the most iconic antagonists to grace the silver screen. Beautifully realised by Byrne, and flawlessly performed by Robin McLeavy, she is that classic villain you just can’t help but love, no matter how far they go. Featuring the most unpleasant dinner party since The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and characterised by a deathly streak of jet black humour, The Loved Ones is just about as loveable as ultraviolence gets."