Hounds of Love is a 2016 Australian psychological horror feature film written and directed by Ben Young (Extinction, 2018). The movie stars Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings and Stephen Curry.
In suburban late-1980s Perth, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White.
After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive…
“For true horror lovers, Hounds of Love is a Must See. It’s a tough watch, and one that a great many people will not be able to make it through, but in a genre that tends to aim for the lowest common denominator with many of its offerings, it’s a hypnotic, horrific, multi-layered piece of art. And it’s also the stuff of nightmares. Real ones.” The Horror Club
” …why would I want to care about characters whose backstories are so immaterial? Young has a good idea here, but doesn’t work hard enough to flesh out the Whites so that their pre-Vicki lives are as rich as their current actions are degrading. Hounds of Love is ultimately an ugly film whose ambitions are never matched by its creators’ limited abilities.” RogerEbert.com
“The greatest feat of Ben Young’s tremendously accomplished directorial debut is that it tackles an easily sensationalized narrative with uncanny poise and a sharp understanding of the power of empathetic identification.” Screen Anarchy
In the UK, Arrow Video released Hounds of Love on Blu-ray and DVD on 29 January 2018.
In the US, the film was released theatrically and on VOD on May 12, 2017.
Cast and characters:
- Emma Booth as Evelyn White
- Ashleigh Cummings as Vicki Maloney
- Stephen Curry as John White
- Susie Porter as Maggie Maloney
- Damian de Montemas as Trevor Maloney
- Harrison Gilbertson as Jason
- Fletcher Humphrys as Gary
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