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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Hounds of Love
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'Teenager Vicki Maloney is abducted by sinister couple John and Evelyn White and quickly realises that she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive. ' (Source: Screen Australia website)

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Works about this Work

Ben Young : Hounded to Extinction Travis Johnson (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: FilmInk , 23 June 2017;
Lowlife in the Suburbs Shane Danielsen , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 134 2017; (p. 52-53)

'Like the majority of Australians, I grew up in the suburbs - the southern suburbs of Sydney, to be precise; I was a Kogarah boy. I had no idea, at the time, that I was inhabiting a dismal purgatory, a haven for provincial smallmindedness, hypocritical piety and low-level kink, from which I could either escape (to the city or, better, overseas) or face the slow extinction of my finer feelings... How could I know? I’d read none of the books, seen none of the movies that might foster this belief. I don’t believe the phrase “the Australian ugliness” was ever uttered, either at my primary school or in my parents’ house. Only later, better read and more aware, did it occur to me that I was supposed to despise the things I had cherished. And then, obediently, I did.' (Introduction)

Well-crafted Torture Tale David Stratton , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 June 2017; (p. 14)
'First things first. Hounds of Love, a devilishly potent new Australian film from first-time writer-director Ben Young, is a little masterpiece of horror. It is most definitely not for the squeamish — not that Young wallows in gore, because in fact he is reasonably discreet in depicting the events that unfold. Nevertheless his achievement is to create an environment that is totally, devastatingly believable, and that makes what happens even more confronting than it might otherwise have been.' (Introduction)
Hounds of Love Review – Savagely Intense Australian Horror Is the Scariest Film of the Year Luke Buckmaster , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 May 2017;
'In a directorial debut comparable to The Babadook or Snowtown, the foul and fetid psychological energy clings like an unshakeable dream.'
Local Treasures : 2017's Most Anticipated Aussie Films Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 December 2016;
Hounds in Festival Hunt Fiona Purdon , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 November 2016;
'Among the 82 films screening at this year’s Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, 31 Australian premieres are led by crime thriller Hounds of Love. ...'
Hounds of Love Review – Savagely Intense Australian Horror Is the Scariest Film of the Year Luke Buckmaster , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 May 2017;
'In a directorial debut comparable to The Babadook or Snowtown, the foul and fetid psychological energy clings like an unshakeable dream.'
Local Treasures : 2017's Most Anticipated Aussie Films Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 December 2016;
Well-crafted Torture Tale David Stratton , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 June 2017; (p. 14)
'First things first. Hounds of Love, a devilishly potent new Australian film from first-time writer-director Ben Young, is a little masterpiece of horror. It is most definitely not for the squeamish — not that Young wallows in gore, because in fact he is reasonably discreet in depicting the events that unfold. Nevertheless his achievement is to create an environment that is totally, devastatingly believable, and that makes what happens even more confronting than it might otherwise have been.' (Introduction)
Lowlife in the Suburbs Shane Danielsen , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 134 2017; (p. 52-53)

'Like the majority of Australians, I grew up in the suburbs - the southern suburbs of Sydney, to be precise; I was a Kogarah boy. I had no idea, at the time, that I was inhabiting a dismal purgatory, a haven for provincial smallmindedness, hypocritical piety and low-level kink, from which I could either escape (to the city or, better, overseas) or face the slow extinction of my finer feelings... How could I know? I’d read none of the books, seen none of the movies that might foster this belief. I don’t believe the phrase “the Australian ugliness” was ever uttered, either at my primary school or in my parents’ house. Only later, better read and more aware, did it occur to me that I was supposed to despise the things I had cherished. And then, obediently, I did.' (Introduction)

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  • Perth, Western Australia,
  • ca. 1985
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