Review: Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016)

Aside from sharing a title, thriller Hounds of Love has little obviously in common with the Kate Bush song and album of the same name, though it ends with another atmospheric 80s hit and is set during the same period. Perth, Australia is the location for Ben Young’s impressive, near-unrelentingly unnerving debut feature. A portrait of a serial killer couple, John (Curry) and Evelyn White (Booth), who stalk, torture and murder young girls – the slow-motion opening sequence provokes immediate uneasiness in its apparent leering on teens playing netball, revealed to be the voyeuristic perspective of the two predators, rather than a filmmaker’s clueless male gaze…

Full review for The Skinny

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