Ben Young drops trailer for thriller ‘Hounds of Love’
The film is set in suburban Perth during the mid-1980s, as 17-year-old Vicki Maloney finds herself at the mercy of a serial killer couple. In a bid to escape, she observes the dynamic between her captors and realizes she must drive a wedge between them to survive.
“Ben has created a relentlessly tense debut film and made his mark as a writer-director to watch. Our whole team was floored by the strength of Ben’s vision and his unique character-driven twist on the serial killer film. The cast delivers brave performances that resonate long after the film has ended,” said Hake Hanly, VP of acquisitions at Gunpowder & Sky, who acquired the thriller in February. Hanly negotiated for Gunpowder, while Eric Schnedecker represented Urban Distribution International.
“I was drawn to the idea of Hounds of Love after reading a true crime book about female serial killers,” Young said at the time. “It triggered a strong memory of fear from my childhood that was instilled by my parents as a result of crimes committed by a serial killer couple.”
We previously included Hounds of Love, dubbed the “fearless” first feature from Australian writer-director Young, on our must-see list of films at the Overlook Film Festival. It isn’t hard to see why, after catching the trailer here.
The film is scheduled for a limited theatrical release on May 12 in the United States, Canada and Australia.