At the SXSW 2012 Film Festival today, Paramount’s Insurge Pictures announced it will release The Loved Ones in theaters nationwide this June 2012 by offering moviegoers a way to see it first. Through a 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 TheLovedOnesmovie.com to book a screening and invite friends to see the horror film.
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 Tuggs Encore Screening Series at the South By Southwest Film Festival 2012, The Loved Ones will screen at the festival on March 9th at 9pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Village in Austin, TX.
Written and directed by Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones is described as follows:
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 .
Those who have seen and heard about ‘The Loved Ones’ have been clamoring for its theatrical release, said Amy Powell, President, Insurge Pictures. This is a truly terrifying film that brings new meaning to the horrors of dating and were excited to give fans the unprecedented opportunity to personalize their movie going experience.
Were thrilled to work with Paramount’s Insurge Pictures to help give fans everywhere the unique ability to share this movie with their community. ‘The Loved Ones’ is the kind of film that shocks, horrifies and entertains in a way thats best experienced in a crowded theater,” said Tugg co-founders Nicolas Gonda and Pablo Gonzalez.