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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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... Evelyn White
... Vicki Maloney
... John White
... Maggie
... Trevor
... Jason
Fletcher Humphrys ... Gary
Steve Turner ... Troy
Holly Jones ... Miss Martin
... Sergeant Mathews
Marko Jovanovic ... Sergeant Henderson
... Pete
... Gabby Donovan
Eileen Colocott ... Elderly Neighbour
Kingsley Judd ... Shop Attendant
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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 summer of '87. Who let the dogs out? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Av Köpekleri  »

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Debut theatrical feature film directed by Ben Young (V). 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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Performed by Joy Division
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Another Strong Aussie Thriller
12 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of Australian Horror/Thrillers. Let's face it, with the vast outback and big Cities Down under, there is a lot of room for varying plots and story lines that make for great entertainment.

"Hounds of Love" is a story set in the late 80's about a psychotic couple who kidnap and abuse young women. Without giving too much away about the story, it follows a common theme often seen in Horror/Thriller Genra's made these days but, to its credit, there are sub plots and other mysterious factors going on beneath the surface of the main story.

I thought the acting was above par and the low light settings in the home and quirky behavior of the main characters (the kidnappers) lends an eerie air to the film that works well to bolster the uneasy feeling you get watching the film.

There are many frustrating points in the film, which are by design. It is no easy task pulling off scenes that get under your skin so much you want to scream at the television or movie screen. This film does so on several occasions thanks to the talent and ability of the director and actors.

What I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that a commonly told story had many sub plot variations happening as well as sticking to the main thematic plot. This, I found, was unique to the modern day Kidnap/torture stories film production companies pump out as often as a McDonald's commercial.

Of course, you be the judge but I definitely recommend this film for fans of the Genra/s. Anyone who has ever read any of my reviews will know I am not one to hold back when a film stinks to high Heaven. I tell it as it is. With that, you will get your $'s worth with this film.


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