Book a Date with The Loved Ones

Paramount’s Insurge Pictures has announced it will release “The Loved Ones” in theaters nationwide in June by offering moviegoers a unique way to see it first.

Through an innovative collaboration with Tugg Inc., a collective action web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters, fans can sign up today at to book a screening and invite friends to see one of the most buzzed about horror films of the summer. Those who sign up will be given notice when they can begin to set their June screenings.

Chosen by popular demand to be part of Tugg’s “Encore Screening Series” at the South By Southwest Film Festival 2012, “The Loved Ones” screened at the festival March 9.

Written and directed by Sean Byrne, “The Loved Ones” has steadily grown a large underground following due to its enthusiastic reception as a midnight movie favorite at festivals like SXSW, Fantasia and Toronto International Film Festival. Described as “’Sixteen Candles’ meets ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’” (, the film has ardent supporters who have said “The Loved Ones” is “raw horror fun done right” ( and “one of the best pure horror flicks I’ve seen in ages” (

“Those who have seen and heard about ‘The Loved Ones’ have been clamoring for its theatrical release,” said Amy Powell, president of Insurge Pictures. “This is a truly terrifying film that brings new meaning to the horrors of dating and we’re excited to give fans the unprecedented opportunity to personalize their movie going experience.”

About “The Loved Ones”:

    Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he’s screwed. What happens when Lola doesn’t get what she wants? She enlists Daddy’s help to throw a prom of her own where she is queen and Brent is king, whether he likes it or not. “The Loved Ones” is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes.

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