Hounds of Love (2016)

This brutal, unforgiving psychological drama sets itself apart from mainstream horror schlock by giving precedence to the complex relationship between the husband and wife perpetrators rather than their shocking crimes.

That is not to say that first-time Australian director Ben Young pulls his punches. No siree. You’ll need a strong stomach and nerves of steel to watch Hounds of Love.

If you can take the pain, you will be rewarded with a fascinating insight into the dynamics of the dysfunctional love and power struggles between a psychopathic couple.

Nuanced, spellbinding performances by Emma Booth and Stephen Curry lift this common tale out of the ordinary and into the sublime.

Wonderful Cinema strongly recommends you to not ruin the impact the director meticulously planned for you by watching trailers or reading spoilers. For those of you who cannot resist:

You can find more information on this Australian film on WikipediaIMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

Production Details

Title: Hounds of Love

Director: Ben Young

Year, Country, Language: 2016, Australia, English

Stars: Emma Booth, Stephen Curry, Ashleigh Cummings (click here for full cast)

Screenplay: Ben Young

Cinematography: Michael McDermott

Editing: Merlin Eden

Score:  Dan Luscombe


  1. This went on my Amazon wish list after I read another 5-star review this year. Good call, Shimky!
    Best wishes, and happy new year.
    Pete. 🙂

    1. All the best to you for 2018, my friend. Thank you for reading my stuff and commenting, even though I don’t return the favour.

  2. The Australian movie industry has definitely made a couple of seriously good movies over the recent years. I had not yet heard of this one, but I have added it to my to watch list now. Thanks for sharing this 😀

  3. { } case you get too drunk and lost or semi-kidnapped by an aligator here’s a little door to enter the new year Shimky. Have fun, happy 1937!!!

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