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Hounds of Love (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 12 May 2017 (USA)
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Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

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In 1987 Perth, Austraila, John and Evelyn White. are a pair of serial killers who target teenage girls. One night, Vicki Maloney, who impetuously sneaks out of the house for a forbidden party, is lured by the pair into their clutches. Now paying dearly for her naivety, Vicki must endure a horrific nightmare of confinement and torture at the hands of this depraved pair. Against these murderers, Vicki's only chance of survival is a mix of subterfuge, cunning, and mind games while her estranged parents and her boyfriend desperately try to learn what has happened and what can be done to find her. Meanwhile, the Whites have growing problems of their own, which could provide the only hope Vicki could have to survive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The film's closing credits declare that this movie was: "Filmed on location in Western Australia". See more »

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When depicting the kidnapping after the netball game, the camera pans up to reveal a number of roofs with solar panels. In 1987 solar panel installations would have been extremely rare and far beyond the means of home owners in such a neighbourhood. See more »

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John White: I'll tell you what. How about... you and I... go in there right now and show her who's running the show? Come on, Evie. That's why she's here. Let's make the most of her. Together. Like we always do...
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Features A Christmas Carol (1971) See more »

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Nights in White Satin
Performed by The Moody Blues
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I wish there was more source material here
25 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Hounds of Love sets itself up as a horror/thriller, but then slows down to a crawl. I don't mind that specifically, as long as a movie keeps carrying itself gracefully. Ben Young makes sure the viewer stays engaged, but only with the help of his directorial genius. I loved the mood he set for the film and his visual masterclass. But with a story line so limited, it all fails to develop and make a hard impact.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't dislike any part of the movie, in principal. The performances were brilliant, the tension was great, all scenes were very well built. And I truly wish this group of actors and this director had more to work with. The source material seemed very limited, whenever it seemed that this might grow into something better it tugged on itself and stopped dead in its tracks.

Perhaps this is only my assessment, because I'm pitching it against some good horror dramas I've recently been watching. But for me at least, Hounds of Love fails at answering the whys and hows and every other reasoning thrown at it, along with lacking a very basic ingredient ever needed for good story telling; a story worth telling.


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