Hounds of Love

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Emma Booth and Stephen Curry star as a crazed couple who abduct their teenage neighbour (Pork Pie's Ashleigh Cummings) in Australian filmmaker Ben Young's debut.

"Dark forces lurk behind the sunny façade of an unassuming Australian suburb in Ben Young's stylish '80s-set directorial debut. Seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney (Cummings) is stuck inside an unhappy home with parents on the verge of divorce. Feeling rebellious, she sneaks out of their house and is accosted by neighbours John (Curry) and Evelyn White (Booth), a mentally unhinged couple who lure her with marijuana before tying her up to a bed inside their squalid home as their own personal torture subject. Pushed to her limits, Vicki soon realizes that her only hope for survival is to play on the Whites’ instabilities in order to drive a wedge between her unhinged captors and escape by any means necessary." (Tribeca Film Festival)

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Winner of the Fedeora Award for Best Actress in a Debut Film (Cummings), 2016 Venice Film Festival

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Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

107mins

Rating: MA15+ Strong themes and violence

Australia

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Hollywood Reporter

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Hounds of Love benefits from impressive control of visuals to build suspense and from the spiky performances of its fearless cast, flagging Young as a talent to watch.

Little White Lies

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This Australian chiller about a rash of grisly murders makes a play to be the new Snowtown.

Los Angeles Times

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What makes the torment worth enduring is the trio of ferocious performances at its center, bare and ugly and unvarnished.

New York Times

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It's a tense, sharply assembled debut feature from Ben Young. Its main problem, though, is that it never answers a basic question: Why are we watching this?

TimeOut (USA)

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What is it about Australian filmmakers and down-and-dirty, no-holds-barred crime dramas? Let's not figure out why they're so good at them and simply enjoy.

Variety (USA)

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Australian director Ben Young's debut offers a bold new spin on the serial-killer genre.

Village Voice (New York)

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Hounds may be predictable in plot, but it succeeds in making a psychological web of this troubled threesome.