Hounds of Love (2016)

Hounds of Love (2016)

Released: 2016
Genre: Crime, Drama, Genre, Thriller
Director: Ben Young
Starring: Stephen Curry, Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, ,
Run time: 108 min
IMDb: 6.5/10
Country: Australia
Views: 185282


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 ([email protected])
User 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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