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Hounds of Love (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Booth ... Evelyn White
Ashleigh Cummings ... Vicki Maloney
Stephen Curry ... John White
Susie Porter ... Maggie
Damian de Montemas ... Trevor
Harrison Gilbertson ... Jason
Fletcher Humphrys ... Gary
Steve Turner Steve Turner ... Troy
Holly Jones Holly Jones ... Miss Martin
Michael Muntz ... Sergeant Mathews
Marko Jovanovic Marko Jovanovic ... Sergeant Henderson
Liam Graham ... Pete
Lisa Bennet ... Gabby Donovan
Eileen Colocott Eileen Colocott ... Elderly Neighbour
Kingsley Judd Kingsley Judd ... Shop Attendant
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Storyline

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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1987 Perth, Australia. Two serial killers are on the hunt. See more »


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Av Köpekleri See more »

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Hounds of Love was filmed in 20 days. See more »

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The antagonist vehicle was a VH Commodore Vacationer issued in 1983. The number plate or registration number of the vehicles issued between 1978 and 1997 were numbered 6AA-000 with black text on a reflective yellow background. The 1AAA-000 number plate series was introduced in 1997 and was styled blue text on a white reflective background. Prior to 1978, number plates in WA were numbered either UAA-000 or XAA-000 and were styled black text on white background. The 1983 vehicle depicted in the picture depicted a 1AAA-000 style number plate (1997 onwards) with black text on white background (pre-1978). It technically should have been a 6AA-000 plate with black text on yellow. Considering the amount of detail the director went into to recreate the era, this anachronism seems odd (even deliberate). 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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Lady D'Arbanville
Performed by Cat Stevens
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Promising Debut
15 June 2017 | by stephen-624See all my reviews

I write as an escaped West Australian. We've all got something to live down.

Like Adelaide, Perth has had classic serial killers with an eerie Australian twist. Riffing on a grim 1980s case, Ben Young delivers a fine first feature, for which the Metacritic 72% is not far off the mark. The cinematography is great, capturing the endless hot sky and bleaker suburbs (read Coolbellup or Hamilton Hill) of the 1980s. Also a fine score. The three key players are excellent. The script maybe needed a little more rounding for the ending to gel properly, but I sure felt the tension.

As with Don't Tell and Berlin Syndrome, here's a rare Aussie feature that captures Australia but which I'd be proud to show overseas. Discouragingly, I wonder if the three taken together will pull much more than $1-2m.

Actually uses a real street name, no kidding. Hope it doesn't lead to disaster tourism. Meanwhile, some eagle has already spotted the curious anomaly of the 7-character number plate, never issued in Perth before the 1990s.


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