Hounds of Love (2017)

Hounds of Love (2017)

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

8/10 – Well this was grim. Really grim. Based on the true crime murders of David and Catherine Birnie, it’s one of the more uncomfortable viewing experiences I had last year. I initially tried to watch this on the train, but given that a lot of this film depicts a girl tied up on a bed screaming it’s not the most appropriate thing to watch. I’m not entirely happy with the way in the which the film humanises these ‘characters’, it treads a fine line between empathy and repulsion, when it should really just be the latter. Overall though, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a film as nasty as this. Slipped under the radar last year, and if you’re into your horror/thriller films, then this one deserves a watch.

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