Half a year ago Brent (Savyer Samyuel), being at a wheel, distracted from the road and drove in a tree, having killed thus the father. Now he suffers from fault and cannot in any way start to live at full capacity – in spite of the fact that it has a girl who sincerely loves it. Having rejected the invitation of the schoolmate to go with it on school dances, Brent compels that to act "badly" – her father kidnaps the guy and "gives" to the beloved daughter, and that will force Brent to fall in love with life again. Let for this purpose it needs a hammer and an electrodrill.
In general after such films as "Darlings", before their authors open all doors, however the Australian director and the screenwriter Sean Byrne not only did not receive in the order any blockbuster or ребут a classical horror, but also in general disappeared from a radar. And it is very strange, because "Darlings" were given in due time improbably a cordial welcome – even the critics who are usually intolerant to «a pytochny porno», gave a weak point and were given on favor of a picture, is skillful and thin mixing the most different genres and the directions.
Preparing for a role, Robin Maklivi studied materials about the serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, and also "Mizeri", «Born murderers» and Quentin Tarantino’s films looked
First of all, of course, "Darlings" are a rigid slesher, and so brutal that the first attempt to give it on consideration to acceptable committee of Australia ended, in fact, with a pornographic rating of R18 +. Subsequently it managed to be lowered, but if censors decided to hold the ground, we would understand them – here to you and a zabivaniye in a foot of knifes, and skull drilling by an electrodrill, and even «figured cutting» on a body a fork. Nevertheless "Darlings" are not only tortures rather not only physical tortures.
In March of the 2013th in England to a life imprisonment sentenced a certain Gary George who cruelly killed the friend, having tried to restore a scene of tortures from "Lovers"
The matter is that in the same measure, in what fleshes "Loved" about sufferings, they and about sufferings moral – how people try to cope with pain which makes the life of them miserable. Long time seeming unnecessary and unclear history of friend Brent, chubby "loser" Jamie, and "Gothic" beauty Mia which accepts his invitation to dances becomes quite unexpected one of the strongest subject finds of a picture not the line with Brent’s tortures, and. In a scene of its return home there is so much grief and hysterical, hopeless melancholy that Brent’s tortures on this background seem not such terrible.
However, power of "Darlings" that Sean Byrne successfully remained sitting on several chairs at once and in anything did not make a compromise is very naturalistic, bloody slesher; it is the depressive, shrill drama; it in any sense gentle cinema about growing pain (some critics found in "Darlings" traces of «Sixteen candles» John Hughes, and it is impossible to disagree with them); it is the black comedy; eventually, it simply very fascinating thriller which constantly throws all new and new turns, many of which really surprise.