From the opening scene of a car cruising slowly past a girls’ netball game like a predator circling its prey, you know you’re in for a disturbing ride.
This gritty Aussie thriller, set in a Perth suburb during a hot summer in 1987, follows the abduction and captivity of a teenager (Ashleigh Cummings) by a serial killer couple (Stephen Curry and Emma Booth), who find their own twisted relationship tested by their latest victim. Despite the grim subject matter, Hounds of Love doesn’t linger on the more unpleasant moments – the focus is on the psychological dynamic of its antagonists. The cast are uniformly excellent, particularly Curry, who makes the startling transition from comedy to creepy appear effortless. And first time writer-director Ben Young announces himself as a local talent who’s surely destined for the big time
Release Date: 4 October 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry
Read our interview with Stephen Curry.