Set to play the Fantasia Festival in Montreal this month and FightFest in August, The Loved Ones is a new Australian horror film starring Robin McLeavy and Xavier Samuel (of Twilight fame).

You can check out the trailer embedded below but be warned it looks like it might be pretty heavy on spoilers.

I think this looks like it might be quite promising with its mix of horror and comedy and I’m looking forward to getting the opportunity to check it out.

Synopsis courtesy of the Fantasia Festival website

Teenager Brent is given over to depression and fits of self-mutilation after being behind the wheel for a car accident that killed his own father. That the accident was not at all Brent’s fault—he swerved to avoid a bloodied and beaten man who stumbled into the path of his car—does not seem to matter. His home, now reduced to just Brent and his mother, is a dry and muted place filled with nothing but guilt and quiet despair. The only bright point in Brent’s life at all is Holly, his beautiful and vibrant girlfriend, the only soul with any chance at pulling Brent out of his self-imposed exile and, of course, his date for the year-end dance. And there’s the problem. You see, Brent has also caught the eye of Lola, the awkward school loner. And while Lola may fade in to the background at school, let’s just say Lola is used to getting what she wants and more than willing to employ any means necessary to get it. And if Brent won’t come willingly, well, there are other ways. There always have been…