13 items from 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 »
- Matt Donato
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).
- Staff Writer
"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 »
- Alex Billington
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. »
- Derek Anderson
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, »
- Phil Wheat
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.
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 »
- Jackie Keast and Brian Karlovsky
Cargo is based on Ramke and Howling.s 2013 Tropfest short.of the same name, which has since racked up over 12 million views on YouTube..
According to the initial report in.Screen Daily, the deal for the film.—.which stars Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil and Simone Landers.—.was in the multi-million dollar range. Netflix is said to have come on board after seeing a three minute promo..
Umbrella will handle rights outside of the Netflix Svod window within Australia. .
As well as sharing directorial duties with Howling, Ramke also penned Cargo.s screenplay. The film is produced by Causeway Films. Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook) and Sam Jennings (The Pretend One), alongside Addictive Films. Russell Ackerman (Hellboy II) and John Schoenfelder. »
- Jackie Keast
One of our favorite films from last year’s Venice Film Festival is making its way to the United States. Hounds of Love, a harrowing debut from Australian director Ben Young, will get its North American premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival before arriving in theaters in May courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky Distribution. Featuring a couple who abducts a young women, the first teaser has now arrived.
We said in our review “director Ben Young’s feature debut is the kind of film you wish you could un-see – except not really. Sure, its extended depictions of physical and psychological abuse will upset/offend many. At the same time, there’s no denying the level of craft and performance involved that probes human depravity so compellingly, you’re left with much more than just rattled nerves and a taste of bile.”
- Leonard Pearce
The film, from the producers of The Babadook, will be the first Australian film to sit under Netflix’s Originals banner.
The SVoD giant, which declined to comment on the acquisition, swooped on the film after seeing a three-minute promo.
Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling’s debut, based on their short film which garnered 12 millions views online, charts the story of a father, played by The Hobbit and Sherlock star Freeman, who is stranded in rural Australia with only 48 hours to find a new home for his baby daughter, after being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic.
Freeman, who will »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
'Hounds of Love'..
Three Aussie features, as well as one from across the pond, are headed to SXSW Film Festival. .
Emma Franz.s documentary Bill Frisell, A Portrait, will make its world premiere in the festival.s documentary feature competition .- selected from some 973 entries. The doco traces the ideas and processes that have shaped the jazz guitarist.s music. This is Franz.s second time at SXSW, with.Intangible Asset No. 82 having screened in 2009.
Ben Young.s debut feature Hounds of Love continues a successful festival run, set to make its North American premiere at SXSW after already screening at the likes of Venice last year. The film, which follows the abduction of a teenage girl in the 1980s, stars Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, Stephen Curry and Susie Porter.
- Staff Writer
Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its line-up for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival next month, bringing a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres. Check out the full line-up here…
Thurs 23 Feb – Gft Screen 1
21:00 A Cure For Wellness (Special screening)
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
23:40 Phantasm: Remastered (Scottish Premiere)
Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic, »
- Gary Collinson
Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles – including Ten premieres and a screening of the 4K restoration of Phantasm!
FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon January 16th 2016. Passes cover all films on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Feb Only. Tickets for A Cure for Wellness and Phantasm: Remastered. Individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon January 23rd from 10am.
To book tickets: +44 (0)141 332 6535 / email@example.com / www.glasgowfilm.org/festival
From the press release:
Monstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thurs 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017 at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.
- Phil Wheat
Tori Garrett.s Don.t Tell will make its world premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival in California.
The film, shot in Queensland, boasts a strong cast, including Sara West, Rachel Griffiths, Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Jacqueline McKenzie, Susie Porter, Kim Knuckley, Robert Taylor and Gyton Grantley..
Based on the book by lawyer Stephen Roche, Don.t Tell follows a young woman, Lyndal (West), who fights back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private school. With a local lawyer by her side, Lyndal takes on the church who denied her abuse for over a decade. The film is based on true events and a 2001 case that helped changed Australian child protection laws..
The film.s producer, Scott Corfield, said he was thrilled for the film to have its world premiere at the festival.
.When you produce a film like Don.t Tell »
- Staff Writer
13 items from 2017
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