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‘Hounds of Love’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas, Harrison Gilbertson | Written and Directed by Ben Young

It’s 1987, it’s Perth in Western Australia, and seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by John and Evelyn, a disturbed serial-killing couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive…

Apparently “inspired” by real life crimes, Hounds of Love is a stunning debut feature from director Ben Young, if a little ‘tame’ for its gruesome subject matter. Yes, I did say tame. Young opens his film with a slow-mo look at schoolgirls playing volleyball during a bright Summer’s day. Which seems innocent enough, until you realise we’re looking at the girls thorugh the gaze of our perverted kidnappers – however the power and the unease that opening scene has,
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Blu-ray Review – Hounds of Love (2016)

Hounds of Love, 2016.

Directed by Ben Young.

Starring Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas, and Harrison Gilbertson.

Synopsis:

A teenage girl is kidnapped by a depraved couple and tries to play one off against the other in order to escape.

Set in 1987 and based on true events, Hounds of Love is the harrowing debut feature from Australian filmmaker Ben Young that sees rebellious teenager Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) sneaking out from her estranged mother’s house to go to a party after being grounded for not doing her homework. Whilst walking Vicki is approached by Evelyn (Emma Booth) and John (Stephen Curry), a seemingly pleasant couple who offer Vicki a lift and some weed to take to her party, and after Vicki reluctantly accepts a ride she enters into a brutal world of rape and torture as Evelyn and John take her back to their house,
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Cargo review – the living dead have us spooked, but in a painful way

Adelaide film festival: This zombie movie, with soul and pathos, is one of those in which the Z word is never uttered

The time it takes for a bitten person to transform into a slobbering, brains-hungry ghoul in a zombie movie is often commensurate to the importance of the character. Expect a quick chomp-chomp, now-you’re-an-oogie-boogie for those on the peripheries of the story, and a protracted departure – with speeches, rueful expressions and rushed inheritance planning – for the most important players.

In Cargo, from first-time feature film-makers (and co-directors) Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, the time it takes to turn from normal to Romero monster is supposedly the same for everybody: about 48 hours. Therefore Andy (Martin Freeman) has two days to find somebody to take care of his infant daughter, after he is chomped on by his newly turned wife Kay (Susie Porter).

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Sherlock’s Martin Freeman Features In New Clip From Zombie Thriller Cargo

In the wake of no more Sherlock being produced for the foreseeable future, the detective drama’s two stars are keeping themselves busy with an array of interesting projects both big and small.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently featured in emotional TV movie The Child In Time, for instance, ahead of his role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War next May. Martin Freeman, meanwhile, is also joining Cumberbatch in the McU next year, as he’ll be appearing in February’s Black Panther. Before then, however, The Hobbit actor will be starring in indie zombie thriller Cargo.

With filming now complete and the movie knee-deep in post-production, the first clip from the upcoming UK project has arrived online and introduces the setting – that being the barren but beautiful landscape of rural Australia – before zeroing in on Martin Freeman’s desperate father Andy.

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Film News Roundup: Columbus Short Developing Biopic on Baseball Player Dock Ellis

Film News Roundup: Columbus Short Developing Biopic on Baseball Player Dock Ellis
In today’s film news roundup, Columbus Short is developing a film based on the life of major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Patricia Arquette gets her first feature directing gig, “The Deuce” star Emily Meade joins “Trial by Fire” and Angourie Rice is starring in Australian drama ‘Ladies in Black.”

Project Development

Columbus Short and Artistry Films are developing a film based on the life of the late major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project, titled “Ellis D,” is planned to go into production next year. The project will be produced by Max Gousse and Short at Artistry Films, who announced Tuesday that they have acquired life rights from Ellis’ widow, Hjordis Ellis, who has been consulting on the project.

Short plans to star in the film. He wrote the script along with actor/writer Lane Garrison (“Prison Break”).

It’s the second Ellis biopic in the works in Hollywood. In
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Cameras roll on Sq and Stan's first feature 'The Second'

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Rachael Blake and Mairi Cameron on the set of 'The Second'. (Photo: Stephen Lance.)

Production kicked off last week in south east Queensland on Stan.s first feature, The Second..

The psychological thriller, first announced early last year, is being directed by Mairi Cameron and produced by Leanne Tonkes and writer Stephen Lance. Tonkes and Lance have previously worked together on the 2014 feature My Mistress.

Shooting will take place in Brisbane and through the Western Downs region including Dalby.s Jimbour House, Jandowae and Lake Broadwater..

.Stephen Lance and I are delighted to be launching Mairi.s feature career and to be working with Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell of Tangerine Entertainment — two wonderful advocates of female filmmakers," said Tonkes..

The Second.follows two female friends whose lives entwine in the pages of an elusive second novel. Cast includes Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks and Susan Prior.
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Cameras roll on Stan's first feature 'The Second'

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Rachael Blake and Mairi Cameron on the set of "The Second. (Photo: Stephen Lance.)

Production kicked off last week in south east Queensland on Stan.s first feature, The Second..

The psychological thriller, first announced early last year, is being directed by Mairi Cameron and produced by Leanne Tonkes and writer Stephen Lance. Tonkes and Lance have previously worked together on the 2014 feature My Mistress.

Shooting will take place in Brisbane and through the Western Downs region including Dalby.s Jimbour House, Jandowae and Lake Broadwater..

.Stephen Lance and I are delighted to be launching Mairi.s feature career and to be working with Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell of Tangerine Entertainment — two wonderful advocates of female filmmakers," said Tonkes..

The Second.follows two female friends whose lives entwine in the pages of an elusive second novel. Cast includes Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks and Susan Prior.
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Film Review: ‘Don’t Tell’

Film Review: ‘Don’t Tell’
The true story of a traumatized young woman who sued the Anglican Church over sexual abuse she suffered as a 12-year-old is dramatized in the quietly powerful Australian feature “Don’t Tell.” Boasting a knockout performance by Sara West as the damaged-but-undeterred victim, and with excellent contributions from a heavyweight local cast including Jack Thompson, Aden Young and Rachel Griffiths, this first feature by director Tori Garrett is a little too restrained to satisfy everyone’s expectations of a high-velocity legal thriller. But its deep compassion and intelligent examination of an especially terrible type of injustice will win the day for many viewers. The film was released locally on May 18 and has the qualities to attract international exposure on various platforms.

“Don’t Tell,” which won the audience award at the Newport Beach Film Festival, is based on the book by Stephen Roche, the lawyer who represented a woman known
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Hounds Of Love (2017) Movie Trailer 2: Ashleigh Cummings is Captured by Serial Killers

Hounds of Love Trailer 2 and Poster Ben Young‘s Hounds of Love (2017) movie trailer 2 and movie poster stars Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, and Damian de Montemas. Hounds of Love‘s plot synopsis: “In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial [...]

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Second Trailer for Abduction Thriller 'Hounds of Love' Set in Australia

"We see kids run off like this every day..." Gunpowder & Sky have debuted another official trailer for an Australian horror-thriller titled Hounds of Love. The film is set in Perth, Australia in the 1980s and is actually based on the true story of a crime known as the Moorhouse Murders. We also posted the first Us trailer one month ago, but here's another one for those interested. Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, Stephen Curry star, along with Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas and Harrison Gilbertson. Hounds of Love is described as an "exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut" from filmmaker Ben Young. The film already played at the SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals this year, and opens in theaters (+ VOD) this May. Very disturbing, not for everyone, but it's apparently a damn good film. Here's the second official Us trailer (+ poster) for Ben Young's Hounds of Love,
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Intense New Trailer for Hounds Of Love Offers Harrowing Look at Abduction

We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to check out Ben Young's Hounds of Love since our own Heather Wixson saw it at SXSW, calling it a "harrowing and boundary-pushing thriller" in her review. Now, ahead of its theatrical and VOD release on May 12th, you can get an idea of what to expect in the film's haunting new trailer.

Synopsis: "In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, 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. Hounds of Love is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut from writer/director Ben Young."

Written and directed by Ben Young,
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Review — ‘Hounds of Love’ Is a Harrowing and Grimly Satisfying Experience

Hounds of Love’ Is a Harrowing and Grimly Satisfying ExperienceA deranged couple with a desire to kill, a teenage girl with a will to live.

A twisted relationship between a man and his wife sits at the center of writer/director Ben Young’s feature debut, but it’s the more innocent one between a teenager and her mother that viewers will hope prevails as the harrowing and unsettling Hounds of Love heads towards its conclusion.

It’s the late ’80s and Christmastime in Perth, Western Australia, and Vicki (Ashleigh Cummings) is enduring a common right of passage for teenagers the world over. Her parents have split, but while her dad tries to retain her affection with the gift of a new puppy, her mom (Susie Porter) is trying to establish ground rules. Vicki scoffs at her restrictions though and instead sneaks out into the night for a party, but along the way she has the misfortune
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Tony Ayres and Jacquelin Perske on Matchbox mini 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'

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Xavier Samuel and Andrea Demetriades in 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'..

New ABC miniseries.Seven Types of Ambiguity.will air April 13. All six episodes will be available on iview after the first episode is broadcast.

The Matchbox Pictures' drama stars Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, Alex Dimitriades, Leeanna Walsman, Andrea Demetriades, Anthony Hayes and Susie Porter.

EPs on the show, which weaves together different perspectives on a child kidnapping, are Tony Ayres and Jacquelin Perske.

Ayres first read Elliot Perlman.s novel, on which the show is based, around five years ago, just after he'd finished up on.The Slap.

He was struck by the structural similarities between the two stories, while also noting the differences in the ways they had used the form.

.It was such a challenging and compelling book. I found it very rich and rewarding, frustrating and exciting,. Ayres said. .It was one of those big,
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Horror Highlights: Asylum Of Darkness, Hounds Of Love, Ghost Brothers, Red Christmas, Mondocon 2017, Chupacabra Territory

In today's Horror Highlights, we have release details for Asylum of Darkness and Chupacabra Territory, a new poster for Hounds of Love, details on Ghost Brothers moving to Destination America, acquisition info on Red Christmas, and details on MondoCon 2017.

Asylum of Darkness: "'Wild Eye Releasing unlocks the doors to award-winning filmmaker Jay Woelfel's supernatural horror feature Asylum of Darkness this April.

Woelfel’s stirring cocktail of supernatural suspense and goosebump-inducing horror features a superlative cast of sci-fi and horror icons including Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), in one his final film appearances.

Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Near Dark, Nemesis) and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys, Tromeo and Juliet, Tales of Halloween) also star in the movie, a striking, spine-tingling horror jaunt, shot in 35mm, that resembles the works of genre icons Lynch and Cronenberg.

After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans his escape to freedom while
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Hounds Of Love Review [SXSW 2017]

Ben Young’s Hounds Of Love unleashes an alpha’s howl, asserting dominance over the serial killer genre. Scripting could care less about gore or death. Terror chases a sick perversion, family dysfunction and one girl’s noose-taught prayer for survival. It’s a knockout blow that shocks with true-crime appeal, dagger-sharp in its ability to pierce our most guarded vulnerabilities. True evil simmers under a sun-soaked Australian winter, as an animalistic romance gnashes with bloodied fangs. My oh my, Mr. Young. Directorial debuts are rarely this poised, devastating or dangerous.

Perth, Western Australia. December 1987. A teenage girl named Vicki (Ashleigh Cummings), struggles to cope with her parents’ divorce (played by Susie Porter and Damian de Montemas). When her mother denies a night out, Vicki takes matters into her own hands. She throws some pillows under her sheets and climbs out a bedroom window, walking through Perth alone. A car
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Production kicks off on ABC drama ‘Pulse’ with Claire van der Boom in lead

Claire van der Boom. (Photo: David Cook)..

The ABC.s new medical drama.Pulse.goes into production in Sydney today.

The series, from Clandestine Beyond, is inspired by a true story of a transplant patient who became a doctor, and is created by Kris Wyld, Michael Miller and Mel Hill..

Set in a western suburbs teaching hospital, Claire van der Boom (Sisters of War) stars as Frankie Bell, a second year practising doctor who, eight years after her own kidney transplant, is set to start on a renal rotation..

Pulse will also star Andrea Demetriades (Janet King), Owen Teale (Game of Thrones), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Susie Porter (Puberty Blues), Arka Das (Top of The Lake), Penny Cook (A Country Practice), Blessing Mokgohloa (Hunters), Pallavi Sharda (Lion) and Renee Lim (Please Like Me).

The series is produced by Wyld and Antony I. Ginnane, with Beyond Entertainment.s
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Official Us Trailer for Horror Thriller 'Hounds of Love' Set in Australia

"He doesn't love you! He just uses you..." An official trailer has arrived online for a film titled Hounds of Love, a horror thriller from Australia about a couple that abducts a woman off the street. The film is set in Perth, Australia in the 1980s and is actually based on the true story of a crime known as the Moorhouse Murders. Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, Stephen Curry star, along with Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas and Harrison Gilbertson. This is playing at the SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals next. Hounds of Love is described as an "exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut" from filmmaker Ben Young. This looks pretty damn disturbing, that's for sure. Definitely not for everyone. Here's the new official Us trailer (+ poster) for Ben Young's Hounds of Love, direct from YouTube: In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that
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Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Midnight Lineup Includes Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this April in New York, and horror fans attending the cinematic gathering have plenty of titles to look forward to, including the world premiere of Mickey Keating's Psychopaths.

From the Press Release: "Tribeca’s Midnight section is the destination for late night audiences to discover the best in psychological thriller, horror, sci-fi, and cult cinema. This year’s six selections offer new genre experiences for even the most extreme viewer.

Devil's Gate, directed by Clay Staub, written by Peter Aperlo, Clay Staub. (Canada, USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Struggling to overcome a recent professional tragedy, a tough-as-nails FBI agent (Amanda Schull) relocates to a small North Dakota town to investigate the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. The search leads to the missing woman’s husband’s (Milo Ventimiglia) secluded farm, on which answers, new mysteries, and God-fearing terrors await.
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Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Hounds of Love’ Review

Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas, Harrison Gilbertson | Written and Directed by Ben Young

It’s 1987, it’s Perth in Western Australia, and seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by John and Evelyn, a disturbed serial-killing couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive…

Apparently “inspired” by real life crimes, Hounds of Love is a stunning debut feature from director Ben Young, if a little ‘tame’ for its gruesome subject matter. Yes, I did say tame. Young opens his film with a slow-mo look at schoolgirls playing volleyball during a bright Summer’s day. Which seems innocent enough, until you realise we’re looking at the girls thorugh the gaze of our perverted kidnappers – however the power and the unease that opening scene has,
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ABC's 'Seven Types of Ambiguity' to air April 13

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Xavier Samuel and Andrea Demetriades in 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'..

New ABC miniseries.Seven Types of Ambiguity will air April 13. All six episodes will be available on iview after the first episode is broadcast.

The Matchbox Pictures' drama stars Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, Alex Dimitriades, Leeanna Walsman, Andrea Demetriades, Anthony Hayes and Susie Porter.

EPs on the show, which weaves together different perspectives on a child kidnapping, are Tony Ayres and Jacquelin Perske.

Ayres first read Elliot Perlman.s novel, on which the show is based, around five years ago, just after he'd finished up on The Slap.

He was struck by the structural similarities between the two stories, while also noting the differences in the ways they had used the form.

.It was such a challenging and compelling book. I found it very rich and rewarding, frustrating and exciting,. Ayres said. .It was one of those big, ambitious
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