added: Sat, Mar 11th '17
If you like the kind of movies that make you squirm in your seat between shrieks, then "Hounds of Love" may be something you'd want to keep on your radar.
Scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on May 12th, the 1980s-set Australian thriller draws its inspiration from a terrifying true-crime case known as the infamous Moorhouse Murders.
Aussie actress Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began) stars as Vicki Maloney, a 17-year-old girl who is randomly abducted from her suburban neighborhood in Perth and later kept shackled in the bedroom of a demented serial killer couple, played by Australian model-actress Emma Booth (Introducing the Dwights, Gods of Egypt) and Australian comic actor Stephen Curry (The Castle).
Written and directed by Aussie filmmaker Ben Young (it's his feature film debut), "Hounds of Love" premiered to strong reviews at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. The film also just played this weekend at SXSW and is currently slated to screen next month at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch the U.S. trailer, above.
In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killers John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive. Hounds of Love is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut from writer/director Ben Young.
directed by Ben Young
starring Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, Stephen Curry
release date May 12, 2017 (in theaters)