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Hounds Of Love

Saturday 29th July


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Director: Ben Young

Starring: Ashleigh Cummings

Rating: 18

Australia 2017, 108mins

In 1987, murderous couple John and Evelyn roam the streets of Perth, Australia, searching for their latest victim. Fate leads them to Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings), a teen who snuck out of her house at night to go to a party. Now held captive in a room, Vicki must use her wits to try and drive a wedge between the crazed duo before they can finish her off.

Debut Australian director Ben Young makes one hell of an impact with Hounds Of Love, aided by three fantastic actors given the chance to let loose in an intimate setting. Loosely inspired by two real-life serial killers - Eric Edgar Cooke, aka the ‘Night Caller’, and David and Catherine Birnie, instigators of the Moorhouse Murders – Hounds Of Love is more nuanced than you might think, more interested in the power plays between its characters than cheap schlock.