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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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Ben Young

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Ben Young
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Booth ... Evelyn White
Ashleigh Cummings ... Vicki Maloney
Stephen Curry ... John White
Susie Porter ... Maggie
Damian de Montemas Damian de Montemas ... Trevor
Harrison Gilbertson ... Jason
Fletcher Humphrys ... Gary
Steve Turner Steve Turner ... Troy
Holly Jones Holly Jones ... Miss Martin
Michael Muntz Michael Muntz ... Sergeant Mathews
Marko Jovanovic Marko Jovanovic ... Sergeant Henderson
Liam Graham ... Pete
Lisa Bennet Lisa Bennet ... Gabby Donovan
Eileen Colocott Eileen Colocott ... Elderly Neighbour
Kingsley Judd Kingsley Judd ... Shop Attendant
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In 1987 Perth, Australia, 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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1987 Perth, Australia. Two serial killers are on the hunt. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

At around 8:00, the teacher is talking about a Prime Minister who disappeared. She is discussing the disappearance of Harold Holt, who drowned at Cheviot Beach, Portsea in Victoria, Australia in 1967 but whose body was never found. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Carol of the Bells
Written by Peter Wilhousky (as Peter J Wilhousky)
Performed by Libera
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Feels like you're watching something you're not supposed to be watching
20 May 2019 | by timetopooptodaySee all my reviews

In short, surprisingly good. If you like the edge of your seat psychological thriller that simultaneously captures a time of the past perfectly and feels so real that you find yourself researching to find out whether or not it was based on true events, then you'll definitely want to see this one. This definitely feels like you're sitting front and center as part of the film itself, as though you're watching something private that wasn't intended to be seen by anyone but the participants. Atmospheric and keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time, this movie transports the viewer back to the year 1987. They certainly captured the year perfectly along with character nuances and the emotion of the time. The story was ever so slightly similar to that of the true events of Colleen J. Stan from 1977 California, however this story takes place a decade later in Australia and the kidnapped girl is younger (high school age) and isn't kept in a box. This film, while it certainly FEELS like a true story, is not and is actually a compilation of inspiration from various similar events from true crime writing. This movie felt SO TRUE TO LIFE that I actually felt compelled to look up whether or not it was based on real events and learned that it's a fictional account. That said, the writing is really that good. The ending has a couple of surprises and what you anticipate happening doesn't then changes again, so I felt it was worth the review.


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Australia

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12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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$234,419
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