Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Big Screen Angst: Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones

Fair warning: this one's for those who put a bit more emphasis on the "tortured" part of tortured souls. 

Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones
The Loved Ones is a twisted horror movie. Let's just be clear about that little tidbit up front. This is not The Vampire Diaries torture

Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones
Meet Brent. His daddy died in a car wreck and Brent was driving. He's pretty angsty about the whole thing. His guilt is preventing him from living life to the fullest.

Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones
Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones
But he's sort of cute so freak-show Lola asks him to prom. He says no. So, along with her father, she kidnaps and tortures him horribly. You know, like you do.

Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones
Xavier Samuel as Brent  and Robin McLeavy as Lola Princess  in The Loved Ones
They do all sorts of freakish stuff. It's... graphic. And Xavier Samuel, who I think will one day be a big deal, has about four lines in the whole film due to Lola's special syringe of vocal-chord paralyzation. But he does fight back, and there's a nice little arc involved. 

Xavier Samuel as Brent and Robin McLeavy as Lola Princess  in The Loved Ones
Xavier Samuel as Brent and Robin McLeavy as Lola Princess  in The Loved Ones
Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones Xavier Samuel as Brent in The Loved Ones
 I wouldn't call myself a horror film fan, but I'm certainly a hot guy fan. The Loved Ones is sadistic and ooky, but there's something in its realism and weirdness that I find engaging. Plus, Xavier Samuel is dynamic despite his near-silence. If you have any interest in the horror genre, I highly recommend it. But seriously - don't go in expecting Halloween. Think more along the lines of Saw. And if you hate horror, go check out Xavier Samuel in Twilight III instead. He's the one that acts. 

1 comment:

  1. I think Xavier Samuel is amazing! I felt his pain over his Father. I felt his pain being tortured. I wanted to feel his body during the whole film because there is something INCREDIBLY SEXY about a hot guy bound and gagged and tied to a chair!! He will be an A-Lister before we know it. But just so he knows I think he does a great job in horror-flicks!

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